Jazz It Up

Unsucked:

Add cliche elements to a site’s visual design (e.g., ribbon, drop-shadow, bevel).

job creator

Don’t raise taxes on the job creators if you want America to succeed.

Unsucked:

High-net worth individuals who prefer to stay that way by securing low taxes at home and hiring low-wage employees abroad. See also: trickle down economics.

jump (on a phone call) v.

I managed to jump on a call with Kenny and interview him on exactly what he sees as the future of domaining.

Unsucked:

Parkour for the Bluetooth headset set—who substitute kinetic language for any physical activity more arduous than beeping open their A6. Call.

key performance indicator (KPI)

Unsucked:

Measurement (of success).

Kick the Tires

Unsucked:

Test or try. Research briefly.

killer

I want to give you the tools you need to create killer content every day, so you can take your business to the next level.

Unsucked:

(adj.) mediocre, unoriginal, or derivative of established methods.

Killing It

Sesame Street is killing it with viral videos lately.

Unsucked:

Doing well or succeeding. Murdering the competition, so to speak.

Knee-Deep

Unsucked:

Busy.

Knowledge Abundance

In the new economy of knowledge abundance, you don’t need to find all the relevant information.

Unsucked:

The notion that the vast quantity of crap published on the internet amounts to an actual increase in human knowledge.

knowledge acquisition

We offer a dynamic combination of entertainment and knowledge acquisition.

Unsucked:

Learning facts.

Knowledge Transfer

Let’s make sure we’re on the same page to increase opportunities for collaboration and knowledge transfer.

Unsucked:

Sharing relevant experience throughout an organization. Bitching about office politics over drinks. Getting old-timers to divulge useful information before you lay them off for being too expensive.

Lay the Foundation or Groundwork

Unsucked:

Prepare.

leapfrog

Unsucked:

Spring ahead of the competition on one’s moist webbed digits.

learnings

The learnings gained in achieving this milestone are enormous.

Unsucked:

New pieces of information, not including those related to proper English grammar.

Legacy

We are going to replace the legacy systems.

Unsucked:

Old.

Let’s Blow This Popsicle Stand

Let’s blow this popsicle stand.

Unsucked:

Let’s move on.

Level of Effort (LOE)

What’s the level of effort for that project?

Unsucked:

A variable corresponding to how much someone can charge you for and whine about a specific task.

Level Set

I just want to level set around the GUI requirement for the migration from C++ to Java.

Unsucked:

Agree on expectations.

leverage

Leverage the Forrester brand for marketing proof points.

Unsucked:

Use or take advantage of an asset, tool, or technology that doesn’t exist or that the speaker doesn’t understand.

(When referring to something that exists or is understood, the proper verb is “use”.)

Liaise

Don will liaise with Marketing during this project.

Unsucked:

Talk. Meet. Make arrangements.

life list

Unsucked:

A means of staving off existential angst by seeking public validation for your fantasy shopping list.

like-minded individuals

Over 800 like-minded individuals showed up for the promise of finding a better connection.

Unsucked:

White people.

liquidity event

With all of the recent liquidity events, Silicon Valley is once again sopping with opportunity.

Unsucked:

A happy ending for venture investors.

Living Document

This is a living document, which outlines our diverse investments in a single, comprehensive and integrated plan.

Unsucked:

A editable document. Or, in 2007, a wiki.

Locked and Loaded

We’ve got the schedule locked and loaded.

Unsucked:

Ready, in a mavericky way.

Long Pole in the Tent

On the BFG2000 release 4.0, the long pole in the tent is testing all the upgrade paths.

Unsucked:

The most difficult task. The hard part, ahem.

long tail

Should ISM focus on the truly innovative and top performing organizations or the long-tail of procurement sophistication?

Unsucked:

What you see when they open the kimono. Unpopular products.

Look Under the Covers

When you take a look under the covers you’re bound to find things you can improve to really drive best practices.

Unsucked:

Do your own research, particularly when you can’t get your subject to open the kimono.

Loop Back

Unsucked:

Revisit or discuss later.

Loop In

Unsucked:

Inform or notify.

Lovingly Made By

Tweety McTweetcounter was lovingly made by Sam, who wears a beard, and Slim, who adorbs Sufjan Stevens.

Unsucked:

Applying “add noise” and “emboss” instead of actual benefits.

low-hanging fruit

Our budget’s tight on this one, so we need to go right in for the low-hanging fruit.

Unsucked:

Testicles.

low-information voter (LIV)

Elimination of this tax will make it imperative that local governments raise taxes on the apathetic, low-information voter.

Unsucked:

Enfranchised idiot.

loyalty

Marketers of loyalty programs are discovering the value in e-gift cards as a way to deliver instant gratification.

Unsucked:

Dependable laziness. Force of habit.