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Sunday, August 25, 2019

Dr. Robert Payne

     His real name is Durwood Fincher, an entertainer, linguist and comedian, whose specialty is corporate communications. 
     As Dr. Robert Payne, he portrays the bad example, the worst-case scenario of contemporary business-speak, using language to mislead. As a bumbling, bureaucratic stereotype he uses mind-numbing language designed to distort reality, make bad seem good and the intolerable seem tolerable. 
     Introduced as Dr. Payne, head of a government agency which is pertinent to whatever business at which he is speaking, his presentation is salted with buzzwords, jargon and other references that result in his listeners total confusion. Eventually the audience catches on. He has been seen on numerous television shows. He’s always good for a laugh.


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