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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

"Weird Al" gives his cutting-edge student-centric lesson on business buzzwords

"Weird Al" Yankovic (en.wikipedia; ru.wikipedia) believes one good cliche deserves another ... or so you might believe from the number of popular buzzwords he has crammed into this one video. If you can't see the video, it might work here.)



This song, "Mission Statement," is from his album Mandatory Fun, and parodies the musical style of Crosby, Stills & Nash. You may already have seen "Word Crimes," whose style parodies Robin Thicke. Please let me know if you have questions about any of the phrases used in the song, or if you need counseling after this video!! As usual, I would love to know how many of these cliches you already know and how many are unfamiliar. Also: which of these will still be in use in five years?