From another thread: Dang you Shawn, now I need to clean my computer screen. This thread is about practices that would make Dilbert's pointy-haired boss turn red. I'll start: In a former job, corporate management decided our group needed more oversight. All technical papers had to be reviewed at the corporate level. I had just written a paper for NASA that discussed, among other things, extravehicular activities, or EVAs. Corporate didn't like "extravehicular activities", (not in their dictionary), so they changed that to "activities with extra vehicles". EVA didn't work anymore, so they expanded each EVA to "activities with extra vehicles". They then shipped the document directly :surprised without giving me a chance to correct their corrections.