Defenestration or Analeptic?

Category: Language Adventures

April 30, 2024

Does your office need a defenestration, or would an analeptic suffice?

Are you shouting, “What is she saying?”  

I don’t blame you, but sometimes, using two rarely used words together will help you to remember both words, their meanings, and their usage.  In this sentence, two uncommon words work together as business vernacular to relay drama, failure, hope, and ultimate success.  

Words are alive, but what do they really mean?

Let’s make it clear. 

Does your firm need to throw your leader out the window, or would some team building, recognition programs, coaching, education, change initiatives, or a terrific new project solve the problem? 

That is all I am sayin’.

By now, you may know that I am into fun words, weird words, and business success.  Defenestration represents the fun and weird side unless you are the defenestrated.  The analeptic provides rejuvenation that can lead to improved business success. 

Think back over your career.  Was there anyone you would have wanted defenestrated?  Did anyone want you defenestrated?  Metaphorically speaking, of course. 

Was there any team member, leader, or mentor who always knew the best analeptic needed to fix the problem?   If so, they are the crème de la crème, the person to emulate. 

If you have experienced either defenestration or an analeptic, what growth did you obtain from the experience?  

Although you may feel your growth was beneficial, please tell us you haven’t become a Panglossian.  

Hee Hee Hee.

Defenestration is the act of throwing a person or thing out of a window or suddenly removing someone from an important position or office.

Analeptic, most often used concerning medication, is also synonymous with restorative, a tonic, rejuvenation, or a-pick-me-up. 

Panglossian is derived from Dr. Pangloss in Voltaire’s Candide. It implies an unfounded level of optimism that ignores reality.  Don’t be a Panglossian. 

To make your email campaign “POP,” give me a holler.

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