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Jargon Be Gone!

Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 18, 2009 2 Comments

The British Broadcasting Corporation reports today that the Local Government Association in the UK has “banned” 200 words of jargon in council discourse.

What are some of the worst offenders?

Blue sky thinking
Can do culture
Coterminosity
Double devolution
Horizon scanning
Improvement levers
Pathfinder
Potentialities
Quantum
Revenue Streams
Subsidiarity
Symposium
Thinking outside of the box
Value-added

What would be YOUR pick for the 5 worst offenders in the US government? (Words only, please, no people!)

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2 Responses to “Jargon Be Gone!”

  1. Youki on: 18 March 2009 at 10:45 pm

    hah this is easy:
    1. Clear Skies Act (no so clean)
    2. Clean coal (again not so clean)
    3. Tax relief (not something that needs to be “relieved”)
    4. No child left behind (we left plenty behind)
    5. Liberal elite (what about Conservative elites? or are they all elite?)

  2. Usree Bhattacharya on: 20 March 2009 at 11:00 am

    Heh. Thanks, Youki! My personal fav from your list is NCLB. For the same reason you indicate.

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