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    Default Top 25 Engineering Terms and Expressions(What they say and what they really mean)

    Top 25 Engineering Terms and Expressions (What they say and what they really
    mean)

    Customer satisfaction is believed to be assured. (We're so far behind schedule that the customer will settle for anything.)

    Please see me / Let's discuss it. (I need your help. I've screwed up again.)

    The project is in process. (It's so tied up in red tape that it's completely hopeless.)

    We're trying a number of different approaches. (We still guessing, at this point.)

    We're following the standard. (We've always done it this way.)

    Close project coordination. (We met together and had coffee.)

    Years of development. (It finally worked.)

    Energy saving. (Turn off the power to save electricity.)

    We'll have to abandon the entire concept. (The only person who understood the thing just quit.)

    We had a major technological breakthrough. (It's boring, but it looks high tech.)

    We're preparing a report with a fresh approach. (We just hired a couple of kids out of college.)

    Preliminary operational tests proved inconclusive. (It blew up when we flipped the switch.)

    Test results proved extremely gratifying. (Yahoo! It actually worked.)

    Please read and initial. (We want to spread around the responsibility.)

    Tell us what you are thinking. (We'll listen, but if it disagrees with what we've already done or are planning to do, forget it.)

    Tell us your interpretation. (Let's hear your bull.)

    We'll look into it. (Forget it! We've got so many other problems already, we'll never get to it.)

    No maintenance. (If it breaks, we can't fix it.)

    Low maintenance. (If it breaks, we're no likely able to fix it.)

    All new. (None of the parts are interchangeable with the previous design.)

    Rugged. (Needs major equipment to lift it.)

    Robust. (More than rugged.)

    Light weight. (A little less than rugged.)

    Fax it to me. (I'm too lazy to write it down.)

    I haven't gotten your email. (It's been days since I've checked my email.)

    so true

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    karan123 is offline FC Spot Boy
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    Default Re: Top 25 Engineering Terms and Expressions(What they say and what they really mean)

    Man very true... I was laughing like anything. Thanks

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