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.
‘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
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