Re: Things people say that irritate you
- When a "problem" is referred to as a "challenge" or an "opportunity." If it has potentially negative consequences, it's a PROBLEM. Anything else is just spin. Call it a problem and then tackle it. "Houston, we have an opportunity!" Ugh.
- And related to that, the misuse of the word "issue." I lead a meeting where people know I'm no fan of people bringing "issues" to the table. "Concerning this issue..." should be "concerning this matter." "I have an issue with this..." should be "I have a problem with this..."