Someone at work introduced a new term, "seducible moment," the moment when you might gets users to commit to what you want.
Everyone giggled, but by the end of the day even modest young ladies were using the term.
It enraged me.
What I want to do now is to use the term in our next big meeting, but slowly, in an impossibly dry, pointed tone, with a raised eyebrow, the left one, because it goes higher, so people will know Grandma does not approve of this horseshit.
After years of suppressing my sexuality, prohibitions on my attire, finger shaking and eyebrow raising, now I have managers tossing out sexual terms. First we were told our projects weren't "sexy" enough, now our moments need to be "seducible."
And this was a male manager introducing the term. Isn't he being suppressed? Isn't he being told never compliment a woman's blouse, never make a double-entendre? Have the tables not turned? No. No, of course not.
Alternatively, reckless cursing has been introduced by the female Big Boss. I wonder if any older men who work for her resent that they had to change their cursing behavior in front of the opposite sex for years and now the ladies are doing it.
I mean, really. (Clucks disapprovingly.)
Does the English language somehow not have enough words in it, that they need to use *that* word for this? Sigh.
Posted by: KC | May 09, 2022 at 01:06 PM
KC - well, it does grab the attention in an early morning meeting.
Posted by: TheQueen | May 10, 2022 at 07:59 AM
Many bad things are attention-grabbing. That doesn't make them a good idea...
Posted by: KC | May 10, 2022 at 03:51 PM