You don't want to be promoted to customer…


So I was listening to Slate’s podcast on its most recent euphemism contest, and this one was on corporate euphemisms. Perhaps because of its wide scope and rather cynical subject matter, the euphemisms weren’t as entertaining as those for stupid, which I wrote about a few blogs back. Anyway, here are some I thought were rather fun:

Liberating captive assets [In other words, stealing office stationery]

I can’t say enough good things about her. I could not give this applicant a higher recommendation. If you can get her to work for you, you will be lucky. [The killer recommendation letter trifecta]

Promoted to customer / on eternity leave [Fired]

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Author: lichone

Ethics by Enid Blyton; physique by deep-fried things. I think we all have an instinct to tell stories and to build things and relationships,

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