[DWJ] "Orthogonal" (orthogonally to T-shirt slogans)

Eleanor Joslin eleanor at dreamvine.org.uk
Mon Jun 7 10:32:38 EDT 2010

On 07/06/10 11:11, Minnow wrote:
> I am starting to feel that peppering speech with technical terms from
> specialities is not unakin to the way that people used to put French
> words and phrases in to show how educated they were, and in written work
> to put the wretched things into italics as well; a fad that I hope is
> passing.

Oh dear, I hope not.  When I do it, it isn't to show how educated I am. 
  It's usually because I've misjudged my audience, or because I just 
don't realise what's jargon and what isn't.


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