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Friday, January 23, 2021

Mindful that I’ve run into resistance to the use of common male-oriented sports-metaphor office jargon, I take note of the following:

The quarterback-in-command phrase “calling an audible” ticks up more Google results when relating to business than it does when relating to football. Indicating that it’s acquired a distinctly off-the-field cachet, probably among business-speak chatterers who have no clue as to the gridiron original.

Yes, I know those search results are far from definitive; they’re intentionally quick-and-dirty. Just a snapshot. If anyone actually wants to do more in-depth research into this niche-y topic, be my guest.

by Costa Tsiokos, Fri 01/23/2009 11:26 AM
Category: Business, Football, Wordsmithing
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