Top 20 - Humor: Engineer's Terminology Translations > > > 1. A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT APPROACHES ARE BEING TRIED > - We are still pissing in the wind. > > 2. EXTENSIVE REPORT IS BEING PREPARED ON A FRESH APPROACH TO THE PROBLEM > - We just hired three kids fresh out of college. > > 3. CLOSE PROJECT COORDINATION > - We know who to blame. > > 4. MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH > - It works OK, but looks very hi-tech. > > 5. CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS DELIVERED ASSURED > - We are so far behind schedule the customer is happy to get it > delivered. > > 6. PRELIMINARY OPERATIONAL TESTS WERE INCONCLUSIVE > - The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch. > > 7. TEST RESULTS WERE EXTREMELY GRATIFYING > - We are so surprised that the stupid thing works. > > 8. THE ENTIRE CONCEPT WILL HAVE TO BE ABANDONED > - The only person who understood the thing quit. > > 9. IT IS IN THE PROCESS > - It is so wrapped up in red tape that the situation is about hopeless. > > 10. WE WILL LOOK INTO IT > - Forget it! We have enough problems for now. > > 11. PLEASE NOTE AND INITIAL > - Let's spread the responsibility for the screw up. > > 12. GIVE US THE BENEFIT OF YOUR THINKING > - We'll listen to what you have to say as long as it doesn't interfere > with what we've already done. > > 13. GIVE US YOUR INTERPRETATION > - I can't wait to hear this bull! > > 14. SEE ME or LET'S DISCUSS > - Come into my office, I'm lonely. > > 15. ALL NEW > - Parts not interchangeable with the previous design. > > 16. RUGGED > - Too damn heavy to lift! > > 17. LIGHTWEIGHT > - Lighter than RUGGED. > > 18. YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT > - One finally worked. > > 19. ENERGY SAVING > - Achieved when the power switch is off. > > 20. LOW MAINTENANCE > - Impossible to fix if broken.