12 Mar

When one half of your team operates out of the US and starts work around the time you’re supposed to be logging out, the better part of your evenings is usually spent on trans-continental conference calls. Doing serious business, negotiating royalty payments, running through presentations on an hour-long phone call takes some getting used to, but once you’ve figured it out, it can be fun as well.

Sometimes, the team at one end of the call goes into a huddle discussing something that just can’t be deciphered by the other party. This happened earlier this week, prompting me to create ‘mumble-jumble‘: Intense mumbling that some people do in a conference-call when they start discussing something at one end, oblivious of the fact that it can’t be heard – or understood – by participants at the other end.

And, like always, I submitted it to Urban Dictionary… where it now rests, waiting to be voted. Go, thumb it!


2 Responses to “Mumble-Jumble”

  1. freida kahlo March 13, 2009 at 10:24 am #


    you are on a role!!! (original pun & fun intended)…


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