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« on: October 20, 2017, 06:37 »
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"Verschlimmbesserung"

An attempted improvement that makes things worse than they already were. This is a very common German expression which has no good translation in English. It is pronounced "Fair-shleam-besser-oonk" (schlimmer = worse, besser = better).

Just had to share this when someone told me about it....will save me a lot of words!


« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2017, 07:47 »
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"Verschlimmbesserung"

An attempted improvement that makes things worse than they already were. This is a very common German expression which has no good translation in English. It is pronounced "Fair-shleam-besser-oonk" (schlimmer = worse, besser = better).

Just had to share this when someone told me about it....will save me a lot of words!

I'm actually giving a talk on continuous improvement today.  I think I will use this word on one of my topics about project charters (or lack thereof):)

« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 08:11 »
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"Verschlimmbesserung"

An attempted improvement that makes things worse than they already were. This is a very common German expression which has no good translation in English. It is pronounced "Fair-shleam-besser-oonk" (schlimmer = worse, besser = better).

Just had to share this when someone told me about it....will save me a lot of words!

Not "-oonk" - oong.  ;)

« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2017, 08:29 »
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"Verschlimmbesserung"

An attempted improvement that makes things worse than they already were. This is a very common German expression which has no good translation in English. It is pronounced "Fair-shleam-besser-oonk" (schlimmer = worse, besser = better).

Just had to share this when someone told me about it....will save me a lot of words!

Not "-oonk" - oong.  ;)

It depends how much beer you drank before

« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2017, 10:53 »
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:)  I don't know how I've managed without this word till now!
I see so many uses.....
 :)

« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2017, 17:25 »
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And I thought bird was the word...


 

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