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Chapter 4. Words, Words, Words > Use Nonbiased Language - Pg. 41

Words, Words, Words Doublespeak personal manual databases underground condominium unauthorized withdrawal nonpositively terminated social expression products learning facilitators Meaning calendar grave robbery fired greeting cards teachers 41 2. 3. Jargon.Jargon is the specialized vocabulary of a particular group. As a result, jargon features words that an outsider unfamiliar with the field might not un-derstand. As you write, consider your purpose and audience to decide whether a word is jargon in the context of your material. For example, if you're writing for engineers, you could use the technical words that engineers use since they would know and expect those words. The same technical words wouldn't be suited for an audience of accountants, for example. Buzzwords.Buzzwords have been so overused that they have lost their meanings. Here are some examples: quite central situation type factor major very major kind thing quality good basically field scope area nice excellent really case sort aspect central fine Try to avoid using buzzwords, because they hinder meaning. They're the linguistic equivalent of