Situations Vacant (Help needed)
by plain-English-speaking staff
inter-office memoranda and incoming mail
and interpret at management meetings
Sense of humour essential.
Remuneration (pay) generous.
Wig provided when all hair has been torn out.
Tony Maude at The poets’ Pub is on the case, wanting us to debunk the jargon. When I left my teaching job at Seychelles Polytechnic, my boss, the Head of Business Studies, gave me a giant card, with three columns of buzz words – verbs, nouns and adjectives, with instructions to perm any one from each column, as a gentle jibe at my renowned antipathy to jargon. Unfortunately the card has been lost in one of our many moves, hence my contribution to the day’s fun.