We shared this list earlier in the year and thought now is a good time to send it round again as the end of the year draws in – how on earth has 2014 whizzed by so quickly? What’s that saying about all work and no play?

Perhaps a co-worker or two will come to mind as you read the somewhat irritating but funny office jargon below (although, some of them we certainly hope not). We won’t take credit for these little gems as most of them were found in a survey carried out by the UKTV channel Dave, but we had a chuckle at a few of them.

  • Tap dancer – a person who seems busy and productive, but stays in pretty much the same place.
  • Jargonaut – a true master of ridiculous jargon, this individual has a robust vocabulary, but none of it means anything.
  • Social Notworking – messing around on Facebook and Twitter to avoid doing work.
  • Déjà Brew – offering to make someone a cup of tea when you know for a fact they’ve just had one in the hope they will decline.
  • Drainstorm – a poorly organised workshop, where everyone leaves feeling deflated.
  • Jambivalence – ignoring a printer blockage in the hope that someone else will fix it.
  • Google Naps – using Google to work out what time colleagues in the US will be sleeping, to avoid them replying to emails.
  • Stock Home Syndrome – pinching stuff from the office.
  • Shout-of-Office – Someone who wants every single person in the building to know they are off on holiday.
  • Procaffeinating – making coffee to avoid an unpleasant task.
  • Tupperwarfare – fighting for space in the office fridge.
  • Velodrones – colleagues who are evangelical about cycling to work.

If you have run across any cheeky office quotes (not TOO cheeky, please) share them in our comments section below. Have a great weekend.

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