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06/25/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

50 Office Phrases You Should Never Use

This one is for all you worker bees out there (and should also serve as a warning for all you upper-management / HR / consulting types out there). BBC has a great rundown of the "50 Office-Speak Phrases You Love To Hate."

Opening up the list at #2 is one heck of a euphemism whammy:

"My employers (top half of FTSE 100) recently informed staff that we are no longer allowed to use the phrase brain storm because it might have negative connotations associated with fits. We must now take idea showers. I think that says it all really."

And the HuffPost Business Editor knows a real-life Product Evangelist, just like Phillip Lattimore of Thailand:

"At my old company (a US multinational), anyone involved with a particular product was encouraged to be a product evangelist. And software users these days, so we hear, want to be platform atheists so that their computers will run programs from any manufacturer."

There's also the triple-header of "You can't have your cake and eat it, so you have to step up to the plate and face the music." Tim of Durban knew in that moment that he "had to resign before somebody got badly hurt by a pencil." Can't blame him.

You can read the remaining 47 worst office-speak phrases here, and then share your personal favorites with us in the comments below. What's the worst thing you've heard around your office? Any phrases in particular that really get your goat? There's no better place to get them off your chest than the HuffPost comments section!