Civil service bans bad language

Downtime received the latest list of 250 words that the Local Government Agency wants to ban with mixed feelings. After all, a large part of his day job is translating gov-speak into language the man (not person) on the Clapham omnibus can understand.
Banning “thought shower”, “meaningful reusable interactivity” and “headroom for change” would clarify what officials mean, but it would also remove the civil service’s charming demonstration of  the language’s flexibility. It would also remove the opportunity to have a good rant in the newsroom and let off steam at a legitimate target.

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Oh, those buzzwords bring back memories of my days in the Big Enterprise, along with their memos and pointless meetings.

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Having great fun with the list. Found a neat property of it whereby you take a word from each column, and build your own mission statement.

Champion enabler interface

Client fulcrum mechanisms.

etc.

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