Poring through charts and documents for compliance purposes can be absolutely mind-numbing. It's a language of its own. So the consultants JuiceAnalytics have come up with new buzzwords for data analysts, a lingua analytica if you like, here and here. It's absolutely hilarious.

Some of my faves:

analycide: death by navel-gazing

cackulating: the process of producing laughable statistics

execuhole: a senior manager who requests analysis and reporting but doesn't appear to read, comprehend or otherwise absorb the information

flufferpoint: a presentation that attempts to distract from the lack of content or evidence with use of screenbeans, clip art, and other stock pictures or illustrations.

frankensheet: a spreadsheet that has grown organically to become thoroughly incomprehensible outside of the mind of the owner

reporticane: an organisational problem where there is an excessive number of reports being generated and little understanding of the purpose

spreadalanche: a data file with more than 65,536 rows, thus making it impossible to load in Excel versions prior to Excel 2007

The scary part is that it's all so true.

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