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Now That’s What I Call Jargon

Now That’s What I Call Jargon
  • Now That's What I Call Jargon by John Murray

€9.99

Plain English has become an endangered species in Ireland as more and more people sign up for a version of the language that is riddled with jargon and smothered in clichés.

Now That’s What I Call Jargon charts the meteoric rise of such gems as ‘going forward’ and granularoty’, and wonders if there are no limits for those in the pursuit of ‘blue-sky thinking’ and ‘silver bullets’.

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray points the finger at some of the worst offenders – politicans and and business people who never tire of telling us about their ‘multi-channel capabilities’ – and wonders at the lengths to which people will go to say a lot without saying anything at all.

Reviews:

‘If you’re pompous in the business or bureaucracy, look out!’ – Sean O’Rourke, RTÉ

‘Vote  for plain talk and send the mumbo-jumbo merchants packing with a copy of this book. It’s the only language they understand’ – The Irish Times

Author

John Murray

Format

A-format, paperback

Extent

151

ISBN

978-1-84840-019-1

Release Date

02-09-2008

Additional Information

Weight .156 g
Dimensions .198 x .130 x .10 mm

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