Why jargon is so common - Deepstash

Why jargon is so common

Why jargon is so common

Jargon fulfils a number of fundamental needs.

  • It produces efficient and precise communication in some contexts.
  • It encourages social bonding by reinforcing a shared identity.
  • Jargon can also be used consciously or unconsciously to signal membership in a professional community.
  • It is used out of the desire for status in one's profession or because of insecurity.

Jargon is used in place of more easily understood, less professional alternatives.

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