Engineering Teminology Explained
- A number of different approaces are being tried
We are still p***ing in the wind.
- Extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem
We just hired three kids fresh out of college.
- Close project co-ordination
We know who to blame.
- Major technological breakthrough
It works OK, but looks very hi-tech.
- Customer satisfaction assured on delivery
We are so far behind schedule the customer is happy to get it delivered.
- Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive
The darn thing just blew up when we threw the switch.
- Test results were extremely gratifying
We are so surprised that the stupid thing actually works.
- The entire concept will have to be abandoned
The only person who understood the thing quit.
- It is in the process
It is so wrapped up in red tape that the situation is about hopeless.
- We will look into it
Forget it! We have enough problems for now.
- Please note and initial
Let's spread the responsibility for the screw up.
- Give us the benefit of your thinking
We'll listen to what you have to say as long as it doesn't interfere with what we've already done.
- Give us your interpretation
I can't wait to hear this bull!
- See me or Let's discuss
Come into my office, I'm lonely.
- All new
Parts not interchangeable with the previous design.
Too damn heavy to lift!
Lighter than rugged.
- Years of development
One finally worked.
- Energy saving
Achieved when the power switch is off.
- Low maintenance
Impossible to fix if broken.