WATCH: Nick Hewer's Top 5 Office Jargon Irritations - What Are Yours?


‘Social Notworking’, ‘Déjà Brew’ and ‘Google Naps’ all rank amongst the most irritating new work jargon according to a new study released today.

The research study, commissioned by UKTV channel Dave to mark the launch of legal comedy drama 'Suits' Series 3, asked 2,000 respondents about their opinions on office jargon and the phrases they find most irksome.

The Top 10 Most Irritating Modern Office Jargon

Social Notworking – Messing around on Facebook and Twitter to avoid doing work – 26%

Déjà Brew – offering to make someone a cup of tea when you know for a fact they’ve just had one in the hope they will decline - 21%

Blue sky drinking – An unlimited free bar at a work party – 18%

Drainstorm – a poorly organised workshop, where everyone leaves feeling deflated – 15%

Human Desourcing – sacking people – 12%

Jambivalence – ignoring a printer blockage in the hope that someone else will fix it 12%

Google Naps – using Google to work out what time colleagues in the US will be sleeping, to avoid them replying to emails – 11%

W.T.F?! – the realisation that it is only Tuesday, and you have ‘Wednesday, Thursday, Friday?!’ still to do - 9%

Stock Home Syndrome – pinching stuff from the office - 7%

Shout-of-office – Someone who wants every single person in the building to know they are off on holiday – 6%

'Suits' Season 3 is available on Dave on Demand from 23 January and on Dave one week later. Watch Nick Hewer share his top 5 biggest irritants below and see if you agree with him... and let us have your own, too.

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