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Workplace catchphrases

The Boston Globe asked readers for their favorite work catchphrases in yesterday's paper, and this one really got me:


    "Can't get nine women to have a baby in a month" is the standard answer to when some exec asks for an unreasonable amount of work to be done in a week and thinks they have the solution by hiring a bunch of consultants.—Liz Clauser, South Boston


Another good one was:


    "Do the red one!" in the same tone as the car commercial where the kids are watching the guy wreck cars. It means [Quality Assurance] has to test the software again."—Jim Fritts, North Reading.


We don't have any work catchphrases here that I can think of, but maybe I'll try to implement a few now that I'm feeling inspired.

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