When you’re struggling to write something that sounds clear and sounds human (two of the essential basics of a good blog post, I’d argue), just use the words normal people would use.
If we use jargon, we reveal our insecurity. If we use pretentious language, we expose our arrogance. But if we use language that anyone can understand, people are much more likely to value what we do.
This could come in useful for updating the Clearleft website.
I love the thinking behind this plugin that highlights the weasel words that politicians are so found of.
Fodder for a Markov chain.
Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Dean Hachamovitch’s “Native HTML5″ announcement [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim translates Dean Hachamovitch’s utterly bizarre and nonsensical announcement of IE10 that kept talking about “native HTML5.”
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It's funny (and painful) because it's true (and painful).
An excellent resource for deciphering corporate business-speak gibberish (I'm going to need this when I'm eavesdropping on Andy Budd making phone calls).
Some of the best neologisms in programming, many of them to do with bug-fixing.
Glad to see "webinar" on this list. Shame about "lifestream."
Ridiculing the empty language of the corporate world one putrid word at a time.