But, where is the Washington phrase-maker to turn if he or she is stumped to find what Horace called, "words a foot-and-a-half long"? Simple. Just use this LoserNet Systematic Buzz Phrase Projector (LSBPP).
The LSBPP has aptly obscure origins but appears to come from a Royal Canadian Air Force listing of "fuzzy" phrases. It was popularized in Washington by Phillip Broughton, a US Public Health Service official, who circulated it among civil servants and businessmen. A sort of mini-thesaurus of baffle-gab, it consists of several over-used but appropriately portentous words. This Web version will automatically determine the phrase for you. Whenever you, or a GS-14, or a Deputy Assistant Secretary need an opaque phrase, just load this page. If the phrase is not what you were looking for, you may have the LSBPP recalculate another phrase by reloading the page or using the Recalculate button.
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