The department is experiencing a no-growth period in its operational budget

For #@$A@#(@#) sake! The entire bloody university and every person in it is pathologically incapable of using the English language to say a single thing in plain ordinary terms. I’ve sat through meetings where each of the three managers say “at the end of the day” so many times to each other that I start to think that they are taking the mickey, I’ve heard “going forward” used four times in a single statement, and we are inundated with “issues” because apparently “problem” is now a forbidden word!