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Office Slang: S-Z


Fear not my fine friends, my series on Office Slang you should introduce to your vocabulary is not finished yet! If your office life has been boring at best I suggest using a little geeky lingo to loosen up your co-workers and create a fun working atmosphere. My favorite slang on this week's list is "Stress Puppy," as in a person who thrives on being stressed-out and whiny. You can use it like this: "I really wish Jessica wasn't such a stress puppy when it comes to getting her work done, I'd ask her to take the day off with us and go to the beach. Then again, if we did invite her, she'd talk abut work all day anyway."

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Stress Puppy - A person who thrives on being stressed-out and whiny.

Swiped Out - An ATM or credit card that has been used so much its magnetic strip is worn away. For example: "I almost swiped out my credit card this weekend by using it in my new purse with the magnetic closure."

Tourists - The type of people that take training classes or continuing education classes just to get a little vacation from their jobs. For example: “There were only a few serious people in the class; the rest were just tourists.”

Uninstalled - Euphemism for being fired. For example: "I can't take another week off. I might come back and find I've been uninstalled."

World Wide Wait - The real meaning of WWW. For example: "I've been sitting around on the World Wide Wait all day just waiting for that e-mail to arrive."

Xerox Subsidy - Euphemism for swiping free photocopies from one’s workplace. For example: The management has made it very clear that they are monitoring any Xerox Subsidy that's going on.

For more geeky words visit the official Office Slang website.

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