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Quick survey! [Aug. 22nd, 2009|02:45 pm]
Two-bit argosies of blood and wonder
When you hear the words "schmooze", "schmoozing" or "schmoozer", what do you think? What do you think these words mean or connote?
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[User Picture]From: idiotglee
2009-08-22 06:49 pm (UTC)
I think of Mick Jagger chatting up a CEO.

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[User Picture]From: nom_de_grr
2009-08-22 07:10 pm (UTC)
Hi!
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[User Picture]From: pilarcruz
2009-08-22 07:21 pm (UTC)
Something that oozes grease, and not in a good way like bacon.
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[User Picture]From: nom_de_grr
2009-08-24 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm actually quoting this answer in a presentation I'm doing.
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[User Picture]From: sabotabby
2009-08-22 07:37 pm (UTC)
Like networking, but sleazier. Or at least more forthright about sleaziness.
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[User Picture]From: ironed_orchid
2009-08-23 04:59 am (UTC)
I'm stealing this.
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[User Picture]From: nom_de_grr
2009-08-24 06:25 pm (UTC)
I'm using this in a presentation I'm doing.
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2009-08-22 08:15 pm (UTC)
I think of politicians working a crowd at an event that is not expressly political. In fact, I have a vivid mental image of state politicians here in polo shirts and khaki pants schmoozing through a crowd at the Vandalia Festival earlier in the summer.
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[User Picture]From: nom_de_grr
2009-08-22 08:19 pm (UTC)
Would you say this is a positive or negative attribute?
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[User Picture]From: villagecharm
2009-08-22 08:29 pm (UTC)
I associate it with insincerity. I guess in my mind "mingling" is similar, but for some reason that has a positive ring, whereas "schmooze" seems mostly negative to me.
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[User Picture]From: apostle_of_eris
2009-08-22 09:16 pm (UTC)
Sort of between chit-chat and butter-up. Not necessarily strongly sinister or evil. Closer to gossip.
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[User Picture]From: springheel_jack
2009-08-23 01:51 am (UTC)
what people use to call 'cocktail parties.'
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[User Picture]From: elgoose
2009-08-23 01:53 am (UTC)
What I used to do as a professional fundraiser.
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[User Picture]From: freyja
2009-08-23 02:53 am (UTC)
socializing even or especially when you don't want to, because it's that or starve?
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