Are you a Super Cool Big-Word Person? A Jargon Junkie? Don’t you know professional jargon may earn a smug nod of appreciation from those who also take jargon baths – but it also gets a WTF? reaction from everyone else.
Even kids see through that baloney!
A psychologist would say the use of fancy-ass terminology may seem so elite to the user actually reveals personal and/or professional insecurity. Yet jargon abounds throughout the nonprofit conversation – in our literature, our blogs, our LinkedIn groups and our conference presentations.
Big words fool little people. Why should you take that risk?