Want further proof that Mainstream Media is bottoming out? Like you need convincing, I know. A friend emailed the following memo* that circulated at the newspaper where he works:
Attached you will find a copy of Behemoth Media's updated Travel and Entertainment Policy. The updated policy is a product of inputs from a cross-functional, cross-business unit employee travel commodity council that was formed earlier this year. The policy provides informative data to educate employees of what is expected when traveling/entertaining on company business.
Okay, this is from a communication company -- one that publishes in English (or so we thought). What language that's in, I can only guess. Cross-functional, cross-dressing traveling commodes, or something like that, right? I got lost after "attached you will find ..."
Feel free to leave your own translations in the comments section. Go ahead, take a stab at it.
Me, I'm doing an interpretive dance in my pajamas. Why not? Makes as much sense as anything.
*company name changed to protect my friend's job. Otherwise it's as written.