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Some very strange internal documents came out of GM just the other day. It gives you a look at how GM er, communicates with itself.

These 69 words are outlawed within GM...



always, annihilate, apocalyptic, asphyxiating, bad, Band-Aid, big time, brakes like an “X” car, cataclysmic, catastrophic, Challenger, chaotic, Cobain, condemns, Corvair-like, crippling, critical, dangerous, deathtrap, debilitating, decapitating, defect, defective, detonate, disemboweling, enfeebling, evil, eviscerated, explode, failed, flawed, genocide, ghastly, grenadelike, grisly, gruesome, Hindenburg, Hobbling, Horrific, impaling, inferno, Kevorkianesque, lacerating, life-threatening, maiming, malicious, mangling, maniacal, mutilating, never, potentially-disfiguring, powder keg, problem, rolling sarcophagus (tomb or coffin), safety, safety related, serious, spontaneous combustion, startling, suffocating, suicidal, terrifying, Titanic, unstable, widow-maker, words or phrases with a biblical connotation, you’re toast

How do they even come up with this gibberish?




69 words, you think .gov has a sense of humour? ;)
 

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At least we have a better idea of what they really want to say when they say things.
69...because they're screwing everyone!
 

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The list of words is pretty funny, but the scary thing is that in order for these words to have made it onto the list some engineer must have used the words to describe a problem in the past.

What problem has there been that could be described as "grenade-like" or "Hindenburg" or "Titanic"? Those must have been some pretty terrible problems, I mean "issues."
 

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The list of words is pretty funny, but the scary thing is that in order for these words to have made it onto the list some engineer must have used the words to describe a problem in the past.

What problem has there been that could be described as "grenade-like" or "Hindenburg" or "Titanic"? Those must have been some pretty terrible problems, I mean "issues."
Epic words, it would be cool to see where they were mentioned
 

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Epic words, it would be cool to see where they were mentioned
you wont, these words were outlawed from internal conversations. Say one engineer mails the other engineer about the progress of TRAX work with a preproduction tester:

Hey, Bill

Hows she going with the TRAX pre pro testing protocols, anything significant?

Regards.


Hey, Tom

this always deathtrap is gonna be a real problem, a total fail on our hands! We're totally going to Cobain someone like this FTW!

Regards.

It was meant to make internal communication more to the point, but all that happens is you get rambling in a roundabout trying to fish for a point...
 

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you wont, these words were outlawed from internal conversations. Say one engineer mails the other engineer about the progress of TRAX work with a preproduction tester:

Hey, Bill

Hows she going with the TRAX pre pro testing protocols, anything significant?

Regards.


Hey, Tom

this always deathtrap is gonna be a real problem, a total fail on our hands! We're totally going to Cobain someone like this FTW!

Regards.

It was meant to make internal communication more to the point, but all that happens is you get rambling in a roundabout trying to fish for a point...
Ah true, thanks for pointing that out. Sure saved me time from searching :D
 

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I bet, they definitely don't want us to see any of that, im sure their tone is a bit on the unprofessional side at times or just would leave a bad impression on us.
 
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