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Real Language Scores A Victory

http://www.cnn.com/2008/WORLD/europe/06/21/britain.jargonbusters.ap/index.html

The Local Government Association in England has sent out a decree banning the use of modern business-jargon in British local government activities. Synergy, empowerment, coterminosity -- all of these and more are verba non grata.

Lector Language Person is thrilled, I say ye, thrilled!

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elliska
Jun. 22nd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
The power word I could live 1000 years without ever hearing again and it would STILL BE TOO SOON!!! is 'leverage.' As in, "Let's leverage some of X's talent to stimulate growth in X area." My Cisco boss uses leverage all the time. I counted--in one 2 hour call he used that word 200 times. Despicable.
frenchpony
Jun. 22nd, 2008 10:33 pm (UTC)
Even the phrase "power word" needs to be taken out and shot.

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