How's That Again?

Have you ever been to a Valium picnic? Or been guilty of scoodling? Or yearned for warm fuzzies? If those terms are totally bewildering, you may want to take a crash course in "biz speak," the increasingly colorful, and sometimes off-color, language of the business world. The vivid vocabulary that bounces around corporate corridors has been collected and codified by Journalist Rachel S. Epstein and Nina Liebman, an industrial-development specialist for the New York State department of commerce, in their new book Biz Speak: A Dictionary of Business Terms, Slang and Jargon (Franklin Watts; $17.95). This handy compendium reveals, for example,...

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