Falling off the b-word wagon

Posted by on Jan 12, 2009 in Uncategorized | 9 Comments

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To all of you who are taking part in our little game to spend January without using the Bword, I think it's only fair to fess up that I fell off the wagon today.

Only once, and by mistake, in front of some new clients but it still happened.

A slip of the tongue was all it took. Remarkable how lazy I felt. How clumsy it seemed.

Of course, just the once is human, isn't it?

How are you getting on?


  1. dino
    January 12, 2009

    if you have mulligans to give out, i’ll take one please. i fell off the wagon during an excruciating two hour call discussing LINK results.

  2. Mark
    January 12, 2009

    The Mulligans are on me

  3. Holycow
    January 12, 2009

    Ahhhh! I feel like the child catcher from Chitty….

  4. RedFraggs
    January 12, 2009

    I did it. I fell right off the wagon! I said the “B” word. Was chatting with a certain cow that is holy about “Green Propositions” and it just popped out! Still surprised, though, at how often people use the “B” word and how often they don’t really know why they use it or what it means. I think it’s just a bit of a lazy word and having tried the experiment it will always make me think twice before saying the “B” word again 😉

  5. Gavin Heaton
    January 12, 2009

    No wagon, no falling.
    But it certainly takes some determination and care. I must admit to being surprised how hard it is (and how lazy I’ve become).

  6. Andy
    January 12, 2009

    Still just the last reported indiscretion. I’m now noticing how often the word gets used around me…

  7. Jon Plummer
    January 13, 2009

    I’ve been avoiding the b-word by trying to be more specific. It isn’t going super-well, but I’ve usefully deployed “identity,” “logo,” “RFL” (reason for living), “purpose,” and “focus.” In related news, I’m trying to stop say “management wants,” “marketing wants,” and the like in favor of names of real people.

  8. Simon T Small
    January 13, 2009

    Good to hear you’re all human too (except for Gavin) as I’ve messed up once.
    It wasn’t the best place to stuff up, out in plain view of the world on my blog, and as a reader quickly pointed it out (yes I didn’t notice) I quickly edited, said sorry and moved on with my life.
    Only two days ago I realised that my blog’s name includes the evil B-word, so I’ve temporarily changed its name…
    @Jon Plummer, it is amazing how tricky and interesting it can be, and sometimes is just plain simple.

  9. John
    January 13, 2009

    But did you recant?