November 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

An elusive beast full of deception, red herrings and ego. When you encounter this beast you will find yourself bamboozedled by a vocabulary that is thick and often impenetrable. The good news is that most of it is just smoke and mirrors. Often, Jargon is actually saying something quite simple and just dressing it up to look smarter – similar to the way some lizards puff up flaps of skin to make themselves look bigger. When you encounter this beast try to see through the fancy get-up and get to the point. The best course of action is to be direct and plain – do not antagonize it, a Jargon with a wounded ego is a dangerous beast. This Jargon is Literary Theory.


1. The language, especially the vocabulary, peculiar to a particular trade, profession, or group: medical jargon.

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