OVERUSED WORDS AT MICROSOFT MEETINGS

  1. Bifurcate
    Instead of split. Example: we need to bifurcate this English Muffin.
  2. Rationalize
    Usually instead of standardize. Example: we need to rationalize these buttons.
  3. Orthogonal
    Example: that feature is orthogonal to Outlook's new feature
  4. Bespoke
    Typically instead of custom-built. Example: these buttons are bespoke for Outlook.
  5. Leverage
  6. Calories
    Let's not spend many calories on that feature.
  7. Non-trivial
    Don't describe things by what they aren't.