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Gwylan

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Jul 5, 2003
30,466
Uffern
Yay, I've had two Teams calls this morning and there was an "into the weeds" in both of them
 

Moshe Gariani

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Mar 10, 2005
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Working for San Francisco based tech business meant that unfortunately this phrase has been used around me (but never by me) for at least 15 years!
Working in UK Higher Education means that we are usually 15-20 years behind US tech business bollocks phrasing.

For example, everything became either "contextualised" or "granular" not long ago.

I expect I will hear someone use "into the weeds" for the first time in around 2024...
 


MattBackHome

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Jul 7, 2003
11,258
Yeah it'a work thing.

E.g. "That ****ing workshy shirking malingerer is off sick again with his COPD - probably down the pub - so I'm in the weeds here."
 

bn9 bha

DOCKERS
Jul 14, 2013
19,437
Newhaven
I'll be honest, if I worked in a place where there were things I didn't understand, I'd probably just try and understand them

I would ask exactly what they meant.

A customer rang me a few years ago and kept saying “box and cox” when telling me about the job she wanted done, after the 5th box and cox I stopped her and told her to stop saying it because it’s not something I have heard before and it wasn’t helping.
 

schmunk

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Jan 19, 2018
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Mid mid mid Sussex
I'd love to get into the Weeds...

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JBizzle

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Apr 18, 2010
5,259
Seaford
I would ask exactly what they meant.

A customer rang me a few years ago and kept saying “box and cox” when telling me about the job she wanted done, after the 5th box and cox I stopped her and told her to stop saying it because it’s not something I have heard before and it wasn’t helping.

I had a similar this about 10 years ago. A guy I worked with used the term "follow the sun" in regards to a servicing centre about 30 times on one call and there were about 30 attendees on there. I was pretty new at the time so did ask then but popped him a message afterwards and he translated for me!
 


bn9 bha

DOCKERS
Jul 14, 2013
19,437
Newhaven
I had a similar this about 10 years ago. A guy I worked with used the term "follow the sun" in regards to a servicing centre about 30 times on one call and there were about 30 attendees on there. I was pretty new at the time so did ask then but popped him a message afterwards and he translated for me!

What does it mean?
I like to know these things :)
 

father_and_son

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Jan 23, 2012
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Under the Police Box
Another crap phrase to put on the management bingo card along with blue sky thinking and all the other Americanisms we pick up

Blue Sky thinking went out of fashion decades ago. Shown to be largely ineffective in comparison to Blue Ocean thinking in generating future growth potential. (Not sarcasm... Blue Ocean really different and is the preferred replacement to Blue Sky).
 

Horses Arse

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Jun 25, 2004
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here and there
How about FYSA - new to me and I keep seeing it now. Another bloody Americanism

Clue - it means pretty much the same as FYI

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Gwylan

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Jul 5, 2003
30,466
Uffern
Blue Sky thinking went out of fashion decades ago. Shown to be largely ineffective in comparison to Blue Ocean thinking in generating future growth potential. (Not sarcasm... Blue Ocean really different and is the preferred replacement to Blue Sky).

I've never heard of Blue Ocean, I have that delight to come
 

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