I’m Kevin Duncan, author and Plain English commentator, and I’ve been collecting corporate gobbledygook for over 30 years. My first dictionary brought it all together in one place for the first time, with over 2,000 entries and explanations. The fully updated version, The Business Bullshit Book, is now out. There is also a new Indian version for anyone in that part of the world.


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Jump on a call

Jump on a call: 1. Join a conversation on the phone. 2. Strangely energetic phrase suggesting that stringent physical action is somehow involved in the simple business of having a chat; a close cousin of jumping on an email, which sounds positively inadvisable.


BW: 1. Best wishes. 2. Pretty much pointless pair of letters used on email when it would have been just as easy to write best wishes. (see Bz; IMHO; KR; PCB; Tks)