Down a Bunny Slope?

This awkward moment illustrates reason number five gazillion to watch your clichés and corporate-speak.

On a conference call recently, one of my colleagues said she was worried we were “going down a bunny slope.”

I’m pretty sure she meant going down a rathole, meaning losing our focus and veering into a discussion that would only waste time. And if that’s what she meant (although who can know for sure?) then she was right.

But here’s reason five gazillion to watch your clichés and corporate-speak. If you get the phrase wrong… youch. “Bunny slope?”

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Robbie Hyman is a professional communications and public affairs writer. He has 15 years’ experience writing for nonprofits, small business and multibillion-dollar international organizations and is available as a freelance writer for federal agencies.

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