We could use a whole lot more people pointing out to folks that repeating business-trendy malapropisms not only doesn’t make you seem smart, but makes you appear at once idiotic and unoriginal.

Tim Phillips does his part with this article.  Well done, sir.

My latest object of corporate-speak hatred is the use of ask as a noun:  “We need to make sure we understand what the ask here is.”  I’m not sure it’s even possible to sound stupider than that.  Doesn’t make it any better when it’s a VP of Finance saying it, either.