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Twitter Shares Phrases They Only Ever Hear In Meetings And They're Hilarious

By Mark Pygas

Workplaces are like their own countries. They have arbitrary limits, rules known as contracts, hierarchical structures, and of course, they have their own languages. 

When I studied linguistics as an undergrad, we learned about places like offices and their own structures and whatever as "sociolinguistics," which Wikipedia defines as "descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and society's effect on language."

If you regularly attend meetings at work, you'll know that boardrooms have their own vocabulary. You'll never hear words like "synergy" outside of those four walls. Adam Hess, an Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated comedian from the United Kingdom, knows this all too well. 

He recently took to Twitter to point out that you'll never hear a certain phrase outside of work meetings. That phrase? "It's just about finding that balance."