Bizspeak in Action: Barney Stinson

Earlier this month, John posted some great information on bizspeak from Bryan A. Garner’s new book, in which he identifies the root problem with bizspeak:

“Many of these phrases have become voguish in business — abstain if you can. Sometimes people use them to enhance their own sense of belonging or to sound ‘in the know‘ … Bizspeak may seem like a convenient shorthand, but it suggests to readers that you’re on autopilot, thoughtlessly using boilerplate phrases that they’ve heard over and over.”

Here’s a fun follow-up clip of out-of-control bizspeak in action from How I Met Your Mother.  

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