Friday Humor

How to translate Engineer Speak into English

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When an Engineer says… They mean…
A number of different approaches are being tried. We don’t know where we’re going, but we’re moving.
An extensive report is being prepared on a fresh approach to the problem. We just hired three new guys; we’ll let them kick it around for a while.
Developed after years of intensive research. It was discovered by accident while working on something else.
Modifications are underway to correct certain minor difficulties. We had to scrap the entire design and start over from scratch.
Preliminary operational tests were inconclusive. It blew up when we turned it on.
Test results were extremely gratifying. It works and, boy, are we surprised!
The design will be finalized in the next reporting period. We haven’t started this job yet, but we’ve got to say something.
The entire concept is unworkable. The only guy who understood the thing just quit.
We need close project coordination. We are looking for someone to share the blame.
I’ll need to research that and get back to you. I didn’t even understand the question.
We are still working out a few bugs. The pilot test was a disaster and we don’t know how to fix it.

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