Sunday, September 16, 2007

Deep & Profound Thought du Jour

Ever notice how euphemisms can have a hidden meaning? For instance, when people say that a project failed, they usually don’t use the direct word “failed.” Instead, they soften the pejorative nature of the word into a milder-sounding version: “oh, it just didn’t work out.”

Not “working out” = failure. Get it?

Well, it seemed profound when I thought it.


GatorPerson said...

Mary, those are OPPORTUNITIES, not failures. Get with the program!

The Merry said...

Of course, of course. Opportunities that need to be robustly and dynamically leveraged with optimizing synergies. That's what I meant to say.