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Phrases that I would like banned, please

Discussion in 'Personal' started by doomzebra, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. There's lots of this sh1t English on any school/police/council/fire service/ NHS website. and a fair bit in business too- like the awful SOLUTIONS
  2. sburrows3142

    sburrows3142 New commenter

    "sugar rush"
    "fizzy drinks don't hydrate"
    "reptilian brain"
    "eight glasses of water a day"
    "multiple intelligences"
    "learning styles"
  3. <h3>Noun</h3>
    blue-sky thinking (uncountable)

    <ol>[*]thinking that is not grounded or in touch in the realities of the present.[*]open-minded thinking (i.e., as wide and clear as the blue sky).</ol>

    <h1>Push the envelope</h1>

    <h3 class="origin">Meaning</h3>
    To attempt to extend the current limits of performance. To innovate, or go beyond commonly accepted boundaries.

    <h3 class="origin">Origin</h3>
    This phrase came into general use following the publication Tom Wolfe's book about the space programme - The Right Stuff, 1979:

    Wolfe didn't originate the term, although it's
    appropriate that he used it in a technical and engineering context, as
    it was first used in the field of mathematics.

    envelope here isn't the container for letters, but the mathematical
    envelope, which is defined as 'the locus of the ultimate intersections
    of consecutive curves'. In a two-dimensional example, the set of lines
    described by the various positions of a ladder sliding down a wall forms
    an envelope - in this case an arc, gently curving away from the
    intersection of the wall and floor. Inside that envelope you will be hit
    by the ladder; outside you won't.
    Not sure that the explanation is entirely helpful........
    If I hear either in the course of a meeting I have to bite my tongue to avoid the equally annoying outburst "That is just sooooooooooooooo last millennium!"
  4. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    I had the misfortune to have biggest tw*t ever as my boss for two years in the late 90s. He strutted round the office in his Armani suits like a puffed up peacock spouting every business-speak inanity known to man.
    His favourite phrase was: 'don't bring me problems, bring me solutions!'
    What a c*ck. If ever a person deserved Optrex in his coffee, it was him.
  5. Optrex costs money. i'd have improvised for free
  6. anon468

    anon468 New commenter

    BOB!!! Easy for you, maybe... [​IMG]
  7. yes, I see what you mean
  8. sburrows3142

    sburrows3142 New commenter

    "I've never been good at maths"
    As an aside, do the red dots form a parabola?
  9. Delphi

    Delphi New commenter

    Aspirational targets
    Don't even go there
    professional dialogue
    3 sub-levels of progress
    I am so not doing that
    Any sentence ending in not, as in, "My class will all achieve the required 3 sub-levels of progress - not."
    Are you actually having a laugh?
    You've just been boyed by Mrs D
    Mrs D, you is beast (at least I think that's what it is. Apparently it's not a bad thing.)
    And most other utterances already mentioned.
  10. boyed by Mrs D?
  11. Henriettawasp

    Henriettawasp New commenter

    Even worse. I have now heard it abbreviated to 'Dj'mean?' Rendering an already annoying phrase infinitely worse.
    Oh em jee.
  12. Uplevel
    Let's capture this... (ie note down what we've said)
    This may sound unprofessional but... ( this opener allows the speaker to then slag off another colleague and feel he can get away with it!!)
    I just want to give you a head's up...
    Children should not be passive listeners ( ie we can't expect a group of 10 year old to sit and listen for more than 8 minutes without peppering it with Kagan strucutres, white board work or some other multi sensory cr ap!!!)
    Parental Partnerships are crucial
    Home learning (it's blo ody homework)
    Intended Learning outcome ( ie what I'm going to teach you and you'll hopefully learn it by the end of the lesson)
    Overarching statement of intent
    Distributive leadership (ie - you can do all the hard sh itty work. I still make all the decisions and I will take the credit for the good stuff and you can be blamed for the bad stuff)
    Lets fishbone this
    Put some meat on the bones...
    This will dovetail...
    Let's accelerate pupils' learning
    Learning journeys
    Learning challeneges
    Aspirational targets
    Cohort driven objectives
    Synthetic phonics
    Have you risk assessed that?
    Architect designed ( well who would bloody design a house - a butcher?)
    Layered target setting ( ie differentiation)
    any phrase with strategy in it
    any phrase with strategic in it
    any phrase with personalised in it
    any phrase with dynamic in it
    muliple intelligences
    learning styles
    healthy this healthy that
    green this eco that
    I could go on.... ( yes I've had a c r a p day)
  13. The implied insult, (f u c k ) yer mum? I didn't hear that till the 90s
  14. "That's what she said" which seems to be the 2011 equivalent of "as the actress said to the bishop" and
    "You got owned"
  15. Apologies for my poor post - c r a p day = c r a p typing!
    Tried to edit it - it wouldn't let me!
  16. You have heard a lot of ****, haven't you? I know how you feel
  17. lurk_much

    lurk_much Occasional commenter

    I heard it as 'your mother is a working girl old bean'
    we have been using that one since 1967..
  18. Where do you come from? I thought Batley was bad enough!
  19. Oh yes! And here's 2 phrases which I often use to describe the people who spout the ****;
    They can talk the talk - but not walk the walk!
    They ask me to do as they say - but not as they do.

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