“Like the emperor’s new clothes, jargon is a rhetorical disguise,” she writes. “Tinged with elitism and posturing, it asks us to suspend our better judgment. Ultimately, we can see through such pretentiousness. … But jargon doesn’t deserve its bad reputation for being exclusive, meaningless, and snooty—though it can be all these things. At its best, jargon is a meaningful way of communicating important information, building communities, and enjoying the challenges of writing.”
Read the full story published 11/27/12 on Huffington Post.