It’s Only Words

Word /wɜrd/ [wurd] noun 1. a unit of language, …. blah, blah, etc., etc.

If you can’t bedazzle them with brilliance, befuddle them with bullshit. On the other hand, if you have something to say, why not say it plain enough for others to understand?

Today while reading the Bible, there was a footnote that said a certain verse was omitted because it was a “dittography” of another verse. Excuse me, do you mean duplicate?

I spent years in healthcare, which is famous for its jargon. We couldn’t say “after a meal” but had to say “postprandial” instead. However, no one ever said, “Hey, let’s go down to the cafeteria and grab some prand!”

Computer types love to use confusing terminology like “enterprise wide solution”, “GUI”, “WYSIWYG”, “platform independent”, and “Windows 8.”

The entire federal government uses a wide range of acronyms, synonyms, homonyms, and occasional cinnamons.

And why do police officers always “exit the vehicle” instead of “getting out of the car.”

I would rather read a great thought plainly written than mental pap dressed up in fancy technospeak.

I hope it happens, but I’m not holding my breath. After all, as my father used to say, “Never calculate the quantity of juvenile poetry before the process of incubation has thoroughly materialized.”

One response to “It’s Only Words

  1. Lawrence Bivins

    Excellent stuff, Steve!

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