From: rbnstein@bucsf.bu.edu (Michael Rubinstein)
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Subject: Re: Why all the jargon?
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Date: 29 Jul 91 01:25:27 GMT
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I doubt that jargon is created intentionally to confuse people. From the point of view of the person or persons creating it, it is not jargon, but more likely a new vocabulary to decribe things that English just doesn't have the words for. It is the weakness of normal language that is at fault. So the purpose of the jargon is not confusion but ACCURACY. There is clearly an attempt to make the jargon as logical as possible, but some amount of strangeness is unavoidable.

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