Lucy Kellaway’s dictionary of business jargon and corporate nonsense
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Translation into plain English Train

Perpetrator EY

Usage example "The up-skilling of the workforce."

Lucy’s commentary I considered up-chucking my lunch but decided instead to give the entry two awards. Not only does it win the prize for Most Annoying Use of "Up" in 2010, it also wins the Nerb Award, handed out for nouns pretending to be verbs. The gerund "skilling" introduces us to the new and unneeded verb: to skill.

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