• PicŪ Basic


  • Engineer Speak

    engineering code phrases, and other assorted technobabble designed to obfuscate and/or baffle the non-engineer.


    What is said
    What it means
    A number of different approaches are being tried. We don't know where we're going, but we're moving.
    An extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem. We just hired three guys. We'll let them kick it around for a while.
    Developed after years of intensive research. It was discovered by accident.
    Modifications are underway to correct certain minor difficulties. We threw the whole thing out and are starting from scratch.
    Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive. The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.
    Test results were extremely gratifying. It works and, boy, are we surprised!
    The design will be finalised in the next reporting period. We haven't started this job yet, but we've got to say something.
    The entire concept is unworkable. The only guy who understood the thing just quit.
    We need close project coordination. We should have asked someone else.
    Alternate: Let's spread the responsibility for this.