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Old 11-30-2008, 02:10 AM   #1
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Nearly half of the Britons (49 per cent) surveyed by YouGov believe that the use of buffling terms is on the increase as employees seek to impress their bosses. Although most of the phrases do not say anything important or useful, 20 per cent of people still believe that "buffling" – as the pollsters call it – has had or would have a positive impact on their career.

The top 20 "buffling" business terms:

1 Thinking outside of the box
2 Touch base
3 At the end of the day
4 Going forward
5 All of it
6 Blue sky thinking
7 Out of the box
8 Credit crunch
9 Heads up
10 Singing from the same hymn sheet
11 Pro-active
12 Downsizing
13 Ducks in a row
14 Brainstorming
15 Thought shower
16 360º thinking
17 Flag it up
18 Pushing the envelope
19 At this moment in time
20 In the loop

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