Lucy Kellaway’s dictionary of business jargon and corporate nonsense
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Language it

Translation into plain English Write/say it

Perpetrator Various, on conference calls

Usage example "There must be a better way to language it."

Lucy’s commentary The Nerb Prize — given to nouns pretending to be verbs — has had a bumper year in 2015, with six dazzling runners-up. To effort. To front-burnerize. To town hall. To potentiate. To future. To value add. Any would have been a worthy winner; yet all were swept aside by “to language”, submitted by guffspotter Alastair Rolfe.

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