GPB Jargon Kit

(With acknowledgement to Honeywell)

Take any four-digit sequence, say 2-3-4-1, and read the appropriate items in order from Tables A, then B, then C then D. For example, if you took the number 2-3-4-1, you would read phrase 2 from Table A (However), phrase 3 from Table B (initiation of critical subsystem development), phrase 4 from Table C (requires considerable systems analysis and trade off studies to arrive at) and phrase 1 from Table D (the anticipated fourth generation equipment.).

This marvellous Jargon Kit gives you 10,000 alternative ponderous sentences which can be used as conversation starters or simply as something to say when you can’t think of anything sensible.


      0. In particular

  1. On the other hand
  2. However
  3. Similarly
  4. As a resultant implication
  5. In this regard
  6. Based on integral subsystem considerations
  7. For example
  8. Thus
  9. In respect to specific goals



0. a large portion of the interface co-ordination communication
1. a constant flow of effective information
2. the characterisation of specific criteria
3. initiation of critical subsystem development
4. the fully integrated test programme
5. the product configuration baseline
6. any associated supporting element
7. the incorporation of additional mission constraints
8. the independent functional principle
9. a primary inter-relationship between system and/or subsystem technologies


0. must utilise and be functionally interwoven with
1. maximises the probability of project success and minimises the cost and time required for
2. adds explicit performance limits to
3. necessitates that urgent consideration be applied to
4. requires considerable systems analysis and trade off studies to arrive at
5. is further compounded, when taking into account of
6. presents extremely interesting challenges to
7. recognises the importance of other systems and the necessity for
8. effects a significant implementation to
9. adds overriding performance constraints to


0. the sophisticated hardware.
1. the anticipated fourth generation equipment.
2. the subsystem compatibility testing protocol.
3. the structural design, based on system engineering concepts.
4. the preliminary qualification limits.
5. the evolution of specifications over a given time period.
6. the philosophy of commonality and standardisation.
7. the greater fight worthiness concept.
8. any discrete configuration mode.
9. the total system rationale.