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Corporate speak – an apology and a bonus or two

18/03/2009

You remember when last month we asked for your examples of corporate speak? We promised – promised, I tell you! – that Episode 16 of BSB would feature a lengthy, insightful and at the same time amusing discussion around the topic, but I’m afraid to say that we have let you down. We did talk about corporate speak over our usual bottle of wine, pasta-based evening meal and fancy dessert, but when it came to editing together Episode 16, for reasons of brevity, levity and, er, something else ending in ‘evity’, the item was consigned to the proverbial cutting room floor.

We feel so ashamed about this that we’ve decided to grant you two extra-special bonus items, namely the aforementioned corporate speak discussion, in glorious mono, with all jingles and stuff to make it sound more fancy, and a very long list of the latest in corporate bullshi…er, I mean management terminology, hot off the presses of the Local Government Association.

Click, listen, read and enjoy:

*The BSB Bonus – Corporate Speak!*

WORDS AND THEIR ALTERNATIVES

Across-the-piece – everyone working together
Actioned – do
Advocate – support
Agencies – groups
Ambassador – leader
Area based – in an area
Area focused – concentrating on the area
Autonomous – independent
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MODERN INVENTIONS – GOOD OR BAD?

20/10/2008

Sat Nav’s great – but will anyone under 25 ever be able to read a map (or know that Slough’s not that far from Maidenhead)? Digital cameras are great – but in the hands of teenage girls, they’re narcissistic weapons of mass social networking destruction.

The Bullshit Bingo boys discuss whether modern inventions are good or bad… and seem to fall down on the side of ‘bad’. Up for discussion: mobile phones, travelcards, iPods and warm air hand-driers. But what’s Orville The Duck got to do with it?

Apart from looking like he’s been put through a warm air hand-drier, that is?

*CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO EPISODE 12*

EPISODE 9 – PILFS, NEW SINS, FOOD THAT TIME FORGOT – AND ACTORS THAT WE FORGOT

13/06/2008

We’re on iTunes!  And we’re celebrating with a new format.

From now on we’ll be compiling and discussing quirky cultural lists designed to entice your opinions.  For example, in this month’s episode we list PILFS (see below), food that time forgot, a bunch of 21st century sins and actors whose careers never lived up to their early hype.

*Click here to listen to this month’s podcast*

And *click here* to get our monthly episodes via iTunes.

Enjoy, comment and spread.

The BS Bingo Crew

EPISODE 4 – FUNNY AS IN ‘HA HA’

03/11/2007

It’s episode 4 and it is our best yet, or something

We discuss why Britain is shit at sport, the nonsense of Hallowe’en and just how do you ask someone about their disability?

The making of this podcast saw us drain several bottles of red and digest some particularly spicy pasta alla puttanesca.

*Click here to listen to this month’s podcast*

Keep the comments and suggestions coming, or we’ll send the firm round.

We thank you.

The Bullshit Bingo boys