• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint
Share this Page URL
Help

Chapter 8. Don’t Jargonize > Speaking of Jargonize…

Speaking of Jargonize…

Practice restraint in using “-ize” as a shortcut.

It used to be we “offered an apology” to someone we offended and “gave the eulogy” at a funeral. Today we apologize, eulogize, customize, optimize, prioritize. However, there are limits. The following are examples of awkward and distracting uses of “ize.”


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint