What Next, Blog Burning?

Was it blue sky thinking that led the LGA to adopt this stringent stance on couture wordsmithing? They can envision a world free of words such as taxonomy and pedagogy. It appears to be an attempt to put the can do culture of the 21st century in its’ place. Clearly the LGA are trying to limit the potentialities of the common man.

I wonder if other suitably-serious-minded jargon Bobbies will take the stage in effort to curtail the outrageous pandemic practice of definition by consensus growing by quantum leaps on line!

I don’t know about you, but all this talk makes me feel a bit cliche. Click the article and relish the deliciously worded BBC News article.

In short, given the choice, the LGA would prefer vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips on a banana to Chunky Monkey.

clipped from news.bbc.co.uk

Cliches such as “level playing field” and inscrutable terms like “re-baselining” have been prohibited.

The Local Government Association says such words and phrases must be avoided for staff to “communicate effectively”.

Council leaders have compiled a banned list of the 200 worst uses of jargon, with “predictors of beaconicity” and “taxonomy” among the worst horrors.

Winston Churchill in 1929

Councils get banned jargon list
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Non-educators can really sound like academics using this unique jargon generator!


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