Dilbert 1: managerspeak

The first of two old Dilberts I’ve recently come across. This one (from 11/14/93) about Dilbert’s response to the annual performance review:

Dilbert wields managerspeak like a pro here, and takes a bow for his, um, performance. As far as I can see, none of the managerspeak is necessary, and much of it is merely ornamental.

In the last panel, Dilbert responds, not directly to the question his boss asks (which is a straightforward yes-no question), but to a presupposition of the question, which is that the boss doesn’t know whether Dilbert’s performance was sarcastic in intent.

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