2006-06-15 - 10:20 a.m.
That rap signifier "tha"--how is that pronounced? Is it supposed to sound different than a regular schwa'd "the"?
So I was rummaging through some old review copies here at the office (my company also reviews books, in addition to music and film) and came across one called Lifescripts for Managers, a guidebook--literally, word-for-word scripts--for telling your underlings awful things.
Essentially, this is Corporate Weaselspeak for Dummies.
An excerpt from "Turning Down a Raise Request":
Employee: I understand what you're saying. You're asking me to participate in the success or failure of the company, but I'm not an owner or partner.
Erm, ok. Nice to know that this universal little bromide is all scripted out, whether it's based on truth or not.
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