Wednesday 18 March 2009

Calling a spade a manual geomorphological modification implement

The Local Government Association (LGA) has compiled a list of the 200 worst uses of jargon, which they say must be avoided for staff to “communicate effectively.”

Chairman of the LGA, Cllr Margaret Eaton, said: “The public sector must not hide behind impenetrable jargon and phrases. Why do we have to have ‘coterminous, stakeholder engagement’ when we could just ‘talk to people’ instead?"

Quite so, but included on the list of prohibited words are “empowering” and “engagement”.

On 24th February, the LGA produced a report entitled “Empowering engagement: a stronger voice for older people”.

This seems to be a case of the spherical cauldron exclaiming the water heating apparatus melanoid!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

With all that gobbledegook banned, what will poor Mr Walkley do? That's his entire vocabulary!