Seeking community in associations since 2008
My most hated word? "Utilize". It means "use", people. puh-leeze!
I don't think it counts as business jargon, but my most hated word is one you see on virtually every blog in the RSS subscription area: "Via". Just say, "by" people.
My pet peeves? "Learnings" - they're LESSONS - any "-ize" words (right with you, Mads), "synergy" and "proactive."
Sorry, but I have to say it. A big pet peeve is the air quote, such as the ones around business English and jargon. (Please don't hate me Elizabeth.)
@Scott - I have a pet peeve around quotation marks, too! But mine is when people use quotation marks when they mean emphasis - i.e., you mean to say that it's free, free, or FREE, not "free" (which in fact means it's not really free).
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