That was a very long plane ride... Time to sleep.
What they say: What they mean:
A major technological breakthrough… Back to the drawing board.
Developed after years of research Discovered by pure accident.
Project behind original schedule due We’re working on something else.
to unforseen difficulties
Designs are within allowable limits We made it, stretching a point or two.
Customer satisfaction is believed So far behind schedule that they’ll be
assured grateful for anything at all.
Close project coordination We’re gonna spread the blame, campers!
Test results were extremely gratifying It works, and boy, were we surprised!
The design will be finalized… We haven’t started yet, but we’ve got
to say something.
The entire concept has been rejected The guy who designed it quit.
We’re moving forward with a fresh We hired three new guys, and they’re
approach kicking it around.
A number of different approaches… We don’t know where we’re going, but
Preliminary operational tests are Blew up when we turned it on.
Modifications are underway We’re starting over.