Buzzword bingo" title="Buzzword">Buzzword bingo is a game sometimes played in relaxed team meetings. The rules resemble those of " title="Bingo">bingo, but instead of a matrix of numbers, each player's card is a list of buzzwords. When a player hears one of his buzzwords spoken in the meeting, he crosses it off his list. The winner is the player whose list is completed first.
The first known buzzword bingo occurred when the then US Vice President " title="Al Gore">Al Gore, (in)famous for his liberal use of buzzwords hyping technology, spoke at " title="Massachusetts Institute of Technology">MIT's " title="1996">1996 graduation. The graduation class had distributed bingo cards containing buzzwords to the audience.