John Archer wrote:
About that style of language:
I'm at the stage now with this irritating, all-pervading, contrived, formulaic, empty, plug-ugly, bullshit management speak that whenever I hear it I almost want to physically attack the person who's using it.
Of course, if it came to that I'd want to do it efficiently, effectively [redundantly], and with fully committed engagement of transformative best-practice malice aforethought focussed on producing bankable results for all in the win-win enterprise partnership. Well, for me anyway — after all, whatever anyone else might tell you, that's what their shitty little version of this life business is really all about for them. So, if that's the way they want it ... fine by me. Give it to them in spades.
Hey, there's an idea. A spade would certainly come in handy. You could take someone's head off with that. Moonrakin, I think I've found a 'solution' here.
IIRC in WW2 the Soviets formalised spades as infantry weapons
partly due to the lack of ammunition - I daresay the MOD would issue them to aircrew as teaspoons...
It seems to me that something explosively purgative needs to be done, and not just in the MOD - who are just poster boys for the malaise in our public services - the present tactic of just woffling is patently ignored.