well i haven't done a prune of the week post in a ridiculously long time but this post today is a long time coming.
for those of you who don't get it - a PRUNE is a dried shriveled up PLUM that makes you poop.
plums > prunes
there are many, many things in this world that bother me. like people who don't know how to install a toilet paper roll or people fully capable of walking a flight of stairs riding an elevator one floor up or down.
but that's neither here nor there, because i have a new peeve and it's a single word.
i have decided that "standpoint" is currently the most overused word in business.
"from the client standpoint"
"from the developer standpoint"
"at the end of the day, it's _________ standpoint that really matters"
standpoint standpoint standpoint standpoint standpoint standpoint standpoint
personally, i'd rather sit and wave than stand and point.
actually i was once in a meeting where i had a little tally on my notebook of every time this person used the word "standpoint" - in a matter of an hour this person said it 23 times. TWENTY-THREE TIMES.
are you kidding me? enough already.
there are actually a plethora of other words that can be used instead of the dreaded "standpoint". according to thesaurus.com: angle, attitude, judgment, opinion, outlook, point of view, stance, stand, view, and viewpoint are all suitable synonyms.
so pick one, ANY one, and use it instead of you know what.