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.
Yeah yeah yeah: 1. Yes. 2. Irritating way of seeming to acknowledge what the other person is saying, whilst actually patronising them, as in “Yeah I get it you dickhead, now move on to something more interesting.”
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)
Bz: 1. Busy. 2. Mindless abbreviation of an already-short word, just in order to save writing two letters. (see BW; IMHO; KR; PCB; Tks)
IMHO: 1. In my humble opinion. 2. Seemingly innocent four-letter acronym that usually precedes a splenetic burst of invective in an overlong email. (see Enlighten me; TBH)