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It's time for another business jargon rant damookster Send a noteboard - 16/11/2022 03:55:11 PM

The word for today, boys and girls, is "hop."

One does not join a conference call. One "hops on." Similarly if one has to leave the call for another commitment, they "hop off," or simply state, "I need to hop." If one is pinged on Teams to request their presence on an existing call, it is invariably worded, "can you hop on my call?" Even when we are discussing events where one is physically present, the planners might state, "we have booked rooms in close proximity to facilitate hopping between events."

Needless to say, I despise this incredibly stupid way of expressing oneself. "I need to hop," calls to mind a young boy who badly needs to urinate. I do not ever hop. Nor do I have any desire to do so. As a result, whenever a coworker uses this jargon with me, I am compelled to make mock of them. For example, I might reply, "I'm happy to join your call but I refuse to hop. I'm not a frog and hopping makes my knees ache. But if you wish to do so, knock yourself out." This has had the happy result of at least making them think twice when texting me.

Is this widespread or is it unique to my company? Inquiring minds want to know!



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It's time for another business jargon rant - 16/11/2022 03:55:11 PM 198 Views
*skips* merrily around your thread *NM* - 16/11/2022 04:07:26 PM 53 Views
but you aren't hopping *NM* - 16/11/2022 05:21:28 PM 50 Views
Lots of people I work with say 'hop' or 'pop' - 16/11/2022 06:59:08 PM 94 Views
Pop in or pop out at least makes some sense. *NM* - 16/11/2022 09:47:22 PM 44 Views
Weren't you retired? - 16/11/2022 08:41:59 PM 111 Views
Soon. Not yet. - 16/11/2022 09:46:00 PM 110 Views
Curmudgeon is a calling, not a job - 16/11/2022 10:27:03 PM 103 Views
Well said. *NM* - 17/11/2022 12:30:24 AM 51 Views
It's a verb people use to describe video conference calls - 16/11/2022 11:01:40 PM 111 Views
Yes. It is. - 17/11/2022 12:29:19 AM 98 Views
You could say you'd rather skip? - 17/11/2022 06:56:16 AM 105 Views
You are fortunate - 17/11/2022 12:54:23 PM 100 Views
In a kangaroo court, one must hop - 17/11/2022 03:19:02 PM 102 Views

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