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Explanations for words & phrases in Dilbert

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Mumble

Someone is talking, but it’s hard to understand what they are saying.

Monday, December 10, 2018

School fund raisers

It’s common for schools (and organizations like sports leagues for children) to have the children sell cookies or candies to raise money for special projects.

Subsidize

Contributing to the support of someone else.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Expense it

Report something to the company as a business expense (such as taxi fares).

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Insubordination

Being rude or disobeying a superior.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Light of a thousand suns

Shines really brightly (in this case, is really good).

Jargon

Fancy sounding technical language understood only by those in an industry

Bow

A decorative ribbon – the last thing that’s put on a present.

Friday, December 14, 2018

Compartmentalize

Separate your thinking into separate areas, and don’t let one idea interfere with another idea (as in the company is offering a new program to help employees be more health and at the same time they’re having a part with cake, which is not healthy to eat).

Saturday, December 15, 2018

No special vocabulary for Saturday