As a “Part 2” to last week’s post on the BBC’s coverage of Davos language, I’d like to point you to a whole host of examples of business jargon.
In the title above, “bafflegab” is a word for jargon used in the Pentagon in the 1960s, updated to “globaloney” by a BBC contributor. 🙂
Regular readers will know that I do enjoy poking fun at ‘business-ese’ from to time. 🙂 So you can imagine my joy at discovering the Business Buzzwords Generator made available by The Wall Street Journal.
I don’t fully agree with plain language campaigns as regards legal documents – I guess I go along with those who say that the law has to be precise enough and should be interpreted by experts – i.e. lawyers and the judiciary rather than non-specialists – but I certainly think that a lot can be (and is being) done to make legal language more accessible where possible.