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The Agenda: Planner's Dictionary

By Selena Fragassi


In 2017, added an impressive 300 new words to the official English vocabulary. Though many of them reflect our current political climate-'woke' and 'lamestream' among them-many could also soon become part of a planner's vernacular. Here are a few of our favorites, their definitions, and how to use them the next time you're talking to a colleague.

Al desko
Definition: Eating at one's office desk.
Use: "My lunch break has basically been al desko since January 1."

Definition: A style of clothing inspired by athletic apparel but also worn as casual, everyday wear.
Use: "This event's dress code is business casual so I will ignore any guest showing up in athleisure."

Definition: Shortened term for designated driver.
Use: "With that open bar, I hope this room has a lot of desos."

Definition: The practice of suddenly ending all contact with a person without explanation.
Use: "How is my client ghosting me two weeks before their holiday party?"

Mic drop
Definition: Something, especially a statement or action, that displays such a bold confidence.
Use: "The keynote speaker totally had a mic drop moment at our conference when he started quoting Shakespeare."

Definition: Acronym for no big deal.
Use: "That weather forecast is NBD. We have an 'indoor plan.'"

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