Top Programmers' Terms

A number of different approaches are being tried We are still pissing in the wind.
An extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem We just hired three kids fresh out of college.
Close Project coordination We know who to blame.
Major technological breakthrough It works OK, but looks very hi-tech.
Customer satisfaction is delivered assured We are so far behind schedule the customer is happy to get it delivered.
Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive The darn thing blew up when we threw the switch.
Test results were extremely gratifying We are so surprised that the stupid thing 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 Code not interchangeable with the previous design.
Years of development It finally worked!
Low maintenance Impossible to fix if broken.