Category Archives: Jargon

Writing for the web and email


I’m betting that much of what you write ends up in email messages, or on the web. If that’s the case, Jakob Nielsen has some advice for you, based on his studies of how people read email and web pages.

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The Golden Gobbledygook Award!


Adam Freeman, proprietor of The Party of the First Part blog, is looking for prize-winning examples of legal gobbledygook for the first ever Golden Gobbledygook Award. …we’re looking for bad legalese. Exquisitely bad. Kind of like the Bulwer-Lytton Prize for … Continue reading

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On business jargon and lost opportunities


Related to my recent article on business jargon, Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post has a column about his experiment in using PR jargon to talk to PR professionals. So I decided to call the PR people who issued these … Continue reading

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