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“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.”