Finding Some Jiggle Room

Unleashing Bold Initiatives

I keep a list of jargon that I run across while reading, listening to the radio or watching TV. It’s not all brand-new, shiny words, although I do watch for those, but mainly phrases that we take for granted.

Every so often I take it out and see if anything strikes me. For the above cartoon, it was the phrase “wiggle room,” as in, “Is there any wiggle room?”

Then I let my mind wander and see what turns up: The Wiggles, worms, Piggly Wiggly … but I ended up landing on “jiggle,” expanded it to “jiggle room,” and a cartoon was born.

Mark Anderson Mark Anderson's cartoons appear in publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal and Harvard Business Review. His business cartoons are available for licensing at his website,