Whose Speech Is It, Anyway?: Speech Style Euphemisms She announced that she was in favor of terminating the employment of the computer engineer. Clear English She wanted to fire the computer engineer. 94 Avoid Jargon Talk Soup Jargon is the specialized language of a particular organization, occupation, or group. Jargon is the specialized language of a particular organization, occupation, or group. Using jargon is a bad idea when it comes to speech-making because people outside your organization are not likely to understand it. All occupations have their own jargon. The following chart gives some ex- amples of jargon from different professions or hobbies. Table 12-3. Jargon from Different Areas of Expertise Stamp Collecting Adhesives Computer RAM Speech Articulation