Good Morning America on Language
Posted by languageandgrammar on June 19, 2008
A friend who has read Literally, the Best Language Book Ever sent me a link to a recent Good Morning America segment in which the hosts talked about a recent MSN-Zogby data poll about annoying co-workers. It turns out that the use of “jargon” is the third-most annoying trait a co-worker can have.
Some of the words and phrases talked about on the show were: think outside the box, efforting, we’ll talk offline, and get all of our ducks in a row. There was also Dianne Sawyer’s pet peeve of hearing “good morning,” and since that happens at 4 a.m., who can blame her? I don’t like hearing it at 8:30.
Yahoo has the video; it’s called “Annoying Coworkers”–although co-workers is the correct spelling since there are no cows in co-worker!
Paul’s book–Literally, the Best Language Book Ever;
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