Jargon busters


A new survey has compiled some of the worst examples of office jargon and asked online participants to explain its use.

Office Angels invited members of Facebook to reveal the worst of this year’s workplace wordage and listed the offending phrases.

"I’ve been spinning my wheels for some time, what I really need is some traction," ranked highly, along with,"we need to bottom this out" and "the juice ain’t worth the squeeze".

Jargon is inevitably used in technical trades, however, when communicating to people outside of work or a new member of staff, it can leave people confused.

David Clubb, managing director of Office Angels advised employees to "abandon unnecessary jargon and concentrate on communicating clearly".

"While trendy jargon may be used as a shortcut, clear, simple communication will never go out of fashion," he said.

According to the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, jargon is jargon when "words are so technical or obscure that they defy comprehension".

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