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THE MEANING BEHIND THE JARGON
 
What the engineer says: 			What the engineer really means: 

A number of different approaches 		We are still pissing in the wind.
are being tried 	
		  
Extensive report is being prepared 		We just hired three kids fresh out of college.  
on a fresh approach to the problem

Close project coordination 			we know who to blame.  

Major technological breakthrough 		It works OK, but looks very hi-tech. 
 
Customer satisfaction is delivered assured 	We are so far behind schedule the customer 
							is happy to get it delivered.  

Preliminary operational tests were               The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.  
inconclusive 	

Test results were extremely gratifying 		We are so surprised that the stupid thing works.  

The entire concept will have to be abandoned 	The only person who understood the thing quit.  

It's in the process 				It is so wrapped up in red tape that the 
							situation is about hopeless.  

We will look into it 				Forget it! We have enough problems for now.  

Please note and initial 			Let's spread the responsibility for the screw up.  

Give us the benefit of your thinking 		We'll listen to what you have to say as long 
							as we don't have to change what we've already done.  

Give us your interpretation 			I can't wait to hear this bull!  

See me/let's discuss 				Come into my office, I'm lonely.  

All new 					Parts not interchangeable with the previous design.  

Rugged 						Too heavy to lift!  

Lightweight 					Lighter than RUGGED.  

Years of development 				WOW!!!! One finally worked.  

Energy saving 					Achieved when the power switch is off.  

Low maintenance 				Impossible to fix if broken.
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