‘Relanguage’ and Other Dumb Buzzwords

Have you heard of BuzzWhack? It’s a site “dedicated to de-mystifying buzzwords.”

You can sign up for the buzzword of the day. Some are really funny. And some are just plain dumb. Following is an example of a dumb buzzword. (Actually, it’s not even a word.)

Relanguage:
Term used by $300-an-hour consultants when $1 words such as reword, rephrase or rewrite would work just as well. “I think we can relanguage that to be more effective.”

If you’re a writer, you should consider the above job security.

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