Technobabble Pacifier

Ever sat through a meeting with a bunch of people and someone from IT is speaking and forgot to turn off their acronym machine? They just spew like TCP/IP packets during an ARP flood. It's funny, because when you talk to them after the meeting they brag about how they made heads spin off by using so many technobabble references and this is somehow job security.

I've noticed that speaking this way almost calms everyone around you and puts them to sleep, like a pacifier does to a baby. Plus, with a pacifier in the mouth what other needs are there? This technique is used by IT staff high and low. It's in emails. It's in documentation. It's in source code. It's called the "Technobabble Pacifier."

Recognize it, enjoy it, but wield it wisely.