Corporate Language

‘A challenging market’ – a difficult market. ‘A difficult market’ – totally bl*ody impossible. ‘We see an up-turn later in the year’ – it can’t get any worse. ‘We are working on improving our performance’ – we’ve sacked the whole team. ‘Left the company unexpectedly’ – topped himself. ‘Left to develop his career elsewhere’ – Read more about Corporate Language[…]

Hunting Elephants

MATHEMATICIANS hunt elephants by going to Africa, throwing out everything that is not an elephant, and catching one of whatever is left. EXPERIENCED MATHEMATICIANS will attempt to prove the existence of at least one unique elephant before proceeding to step 1 as a subordinate exercise. PROFESSORS OF MATHEMATICS will prove the existence of at least Read more about Hunting Elephants[…]