Lingo

by Jan Yuill

I enjoyed reading Bob Sutton’s, “Business Language That Makes Me Squirm,” December 5th article. We do have a lot of lingo! Leverage. Value added. Core competencies.

They are like fingernails scraping on a chalkboard, but I wonder … what would we do without language shortcuts? How different is our language from 10 or twenty years ago? What does it reveal about our times and our preoccupations? The Poetry of 2008.

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