OFFICE LINGO I DESPISE

These commons phrases are used freely in my office, to the point where I despise them.
  1. TOUCH BASE/CIRCLE BACK
    Used as a means to essentially follow up and/or passively aggressively try and micro manage a colleague's work.
  2. HISTORICALLY
    When introducing a task or practice, the speaker will preface the statement with "historically" as a douchey was of saying "it's always been your job, so keep doing it. " EXAMPLE: "Historically, the Senior Send-Off was facilitated by Students Affairs." TRANSLATION: Everyone on the SA is stuck chaperoning an open bar for graduating seniors on a Saturday, get the fuck over it, because I'm not doing it.
  3. VET
    While this word does have accurate use in the proposal review setting, is it really necessary that we vet the prospect of having a potluck breakfast? I think not.
  4. PURVIEW
    Typically used to outline one's set responsibilities. Similar to in use to historically, it's a nicer way of saying I'm not fucking doing it. However, "it's not under my purview" seems a bit dramatic when talking about one's daily tasks.
  5. DID WE...(INSERT TASK HERE)
    Used when Person A has been talking about a task that needs to be done with Person B. Person A makes no indication this is a 'we' (meaning just you, Person B) thing, and then decides to later ask Person B if it's complete.