The Origins of Office Speak

From The Atlantic—”What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work.”

I particularly liked this buzzword/phrase because it’s the only one I hadn’t heard before:

Boil the oceanverb: This is a term for unrealistic expectations, supposedly coined by the humorist Will Rogers when he was asked what to do about German U-Boat aggression during World War I.

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