A handy list of substitutes for some tired workplace jargon

Managerial language, suitspeak, weasel words… it’s hard to say exactly what we dislike about jargon, and why we groan inwardly when we hear it. They start as buzzwords, then worm their way into our consciousness and become part of our own language. When it’s time to write a report or blog post, we can’t find … Continue reading A handy list of substitutes for some tired workplace jargon

Listening to ‘Truth, bullsh*t and weasel words’

It has nothing to do with love, and everything to do with the fact that I can’t stand corporate speak. Anybody who loves clear writing knows – and loves – Don Watson. I took the opportunity to hear him speak as part of Sydney Ideas, the University of Sydney’s public events program last week. His books on … Continue reading Listening to ‘Truth, bullsh*t and weasel words’