Newsgroups: alt.religion.scientology
From: deej@cds8613.Cadence.COM (Jim Howard)
Subject: Re: Why all the jargon?
Message-ID: <1991Jul29.180844.321@cadence.com>
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Reply-To: deej@cds8613.Cadence.COM (Jim Howard)
Organization: Cadence Design Systems, San Jose
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Distribution: alt.religion.scientology
Date: Mon, 29 Jul 91 18:08:44 GMT

>From LRH: "One of the biggest barriers to learning a new subject is its nomenclature, meaning the set of terms used to describe the things it deals with. A subject must have accurate labels which have exact meanings before it can be understood and communicated. "If I were to describe parts of the body as 'thingamabobs' and 'whatsernames,' we would all be in a confusion, so the accurate naming of something is a very important part of any field..."

The jargon is necessary in most cases because there just IS no other precise terminology available.

~ deej ~ | (If I were expressing Cadence's opinions, ) Jim Howard -- deej@cadence.com | (they'd probably make me wear a tie... ) Flames cheerfully ignored. "Do you feel more like you do now than you did when you first got here?" -- ???

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