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Jargon

  • It was pleasant to talk shop again; to use that elliptical, allusive speech that one uses only with another of one's trade.

  • She spoke academese, a language that springs like Athene from an intellectual brow, and she spoke it with a nonregional, 'good' accent.

  • Only communist regimes have churned out more jargon than modern business.

  • This stuff — not all of it, of course — simply follows the people who discovered fifty years or more ago that if their work was unintelligible enough it would seem important to the unintelligent.

  • Jargon seems to be the place where right and left brains meet.

  • I'm bilingual. I speak English and I speak educationese.