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Business Vocabulary: Son of Funny Business

Ten funny or ironic modern business terms.
Match the words or phrases with one of the words below:


1. This is someone who complains that he or she is overworked while constantly seeking for more things to do.
A. Outshored
B. Adminsphere
C. Tunnel Advertising
D. Stress Puppy
E. Ghost Work

2. . Nefarious company policy of disputing benefits or services, then making the claims or return process so complicated and tiresome that customers won't follow through.
A. Hash Busting
B. Seagull Manager
C. Wombat
D. Generation O
E. Hassle Rationing

3. This is business jargon for sent knowledge work (coding, accounting, etc) to low labor cost countries like India or China.
A. Outshored
B. Adminsphere
C. Tunnel Advertising
D. Stress Puppy
E. Ghost Work

4. Generating nonsense strings of words to defeat spam filtering thus making the e-mail seem to be a different message each time.
A. Hash Busting
B. Seagull Manager
C. Wombat
D. Generation O
E. Hassle Rationing

5.   The thin air region that begins at upper middle management. The serious lack of oxygen at this level means that solutions agreed upon in this sector are often completely inappropriate or inconsequential to the problems of the company.
A. Outshored
B. Adminsphere
C. Tunnel Advertising
D. Stress Puppy
E. Ghost Work

6. Someone who flies in, makes a lot of noise, craps on everything, and then leaves. (also used as a synonym for consultant).
A. Hash Busting
B. Seagull Manager
C. Wombat
D. Generation O
E. Hassle Rationing

7. Half-finished projects left behind by the downsized and outsourced. Survivors are haunted by them.
A. Outshored
B. Adminsphere
C. Tunnel Advertising
D. Stress Puppy
E. Ghost Work

8. A project that is a waste of money, brains, and time
A. Hash Busting
B. Seagull Manager
C. Wombat
D. Generation O
E. Hassle Rationing

9. A commercial consisting of a sequence of illuminated images in the subway, each projecting one picture from a series to animate the publicity while the train is moving.
A. Outshored
B. Adminsphere
C. Tunnel Advertising
D. Stress Puppy
E. Ghost Work

10.Slang for the numerous overweight people especially children in our society.
A. Hash Busting
B. Seagull Manager
C. Wombat
D. Generation O
E. Hassle Rationing

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Christopher YUKNA
Professor of English
Ecole des Mines
158 cours Fauriel
St.Etienne
FRANCE 
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