Buzzword overload

There’s a question on StackOverflow about the best source code comments people have seen or written. My favourite answer is this one, which doesn’t require any programming knowledge to understand, since it’s impossible to understand anyway. I found it quite hysterical:

This method leverages collective synergy to drive "outside of the box" thinking and formulate key objectives into a win-win game plan with a quality-driven approach that focuses on empowering key players to drive-up their core competencies and increase expectations with an all-around initiative to drive down the bottom-line. I really wanted to work the word "mandrolic" in there, but that word always makes me want to punch myself in the face.

Nothing about “solutioning”, though; perhaps it’s out of date. I’d never heard the word “mandrolic” before, so perhaps I’m out of date.

Gail has on occasion actually used some of these words, particularly “synergy” and “solutioning”, and doesn’t understand why I laugh every time. I have an idea what it “means”, or what it’s supposed to mean, but to me, “synergy” is just the quintessential buzzword that doesn’t actually mean anything.


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