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Office Jargon

Writing Without Bullsh*t: An Interview with Josh Bernoff

Phil Simon | Posted 09.05.2016 | Home
Phil Simon

The state of business writing is generally dismal today. If I had a nickel for every poorly written article or blog post I've seen, I'd have quite a few nickels. Passive voice, horrible jargon, and run-on sentences make much if not most text confusing at best and downright inscrutable at worst.

Two Incredible Beatboxers Make Corporate Jargon Sound Way Better Than Your Boss Does

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 08.04.2015 | Comedy

"Let's circle back to that." Circle back? Why the circling? Why can't we just turn around and go back? Circling seems like an awful waste of energy. ...

The Origins Of Office Speak

The Atlantic | Emma Green | Posted 04.28.2014 | World

“Here’s your ‘buzzword bingo’ card for the meeting,” Wally says to Dilbert, handing him a piece of paper. “If the boss uses a buzzword on ...

Maddie Crum

26 Common Workplace Words That We All Need To Stop Saying | Maddie Crum | Posted 04.25.2014 | Home

We all have our language pet peeves. Some bemoan like and other conversational hedges, while others are more put off by icky-sounding words like moist...

10 Things You Should Never Say At The Office

Forbes | Victor Lipman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

I love the language of business. I really do. I love its nuance. I admire its complete unwillingness to acknowledge negativity except in the most o...

Coping With Worklish, aka, Office Jargon

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women
Carolyn Bucior

This isn't my first time at the linguistic rodeo. While we can't wipe out Worklish, we can embrace coping strategies.

Office Jargon Overload: 6 Work Buzzwords To Avoid

Thinkstock | Posted 11.15.2011 | Women

By Anneke Jong | The Daily Muse Ever been in a meeting where you think everyone is speaking in some kind of code? Workplace lingo often abandons th...