The Case for Using Business Jargon

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The Case for Using Business Jargon

box-clipartHarvard Business Review interviewed English professor Anne Curzan at the University of Michigan about the use of business jargon. She studies the evolution of language. Professor Curzan makes the case that using business jargon has value in making our language …

Workplace Jargon Finding Acceptance

ShoutingThe Oxford English Dictionary is seeking jargon used in the workplace to determine if it should be added to their list of accepted language. Some workplace jargon that has become OED accepted language are “to bork”, “dishy” and “yorks”. These …

Jargon Defeats Communications Goals

SpeechIt’s quite easy to fall into the communications trap of using jargon to convey popular ideas, industry practices or the latest political issue in what you assume are well understood terms. In actuality, jargon is a poor means of communications. …