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  Jargon Encyclopedia @ EveryAvenue.com (Every Avenue)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The use of jargon by outsiders is considered by insiders to be socially inappropriate, since it consitutes a claim to be a member of the insider group.
Jargon is used for instance in sports, where technical sportsman terms but also sport-related metaphors for other events in life are used by sports fans for the aforementioned purposes.
The jargon of "jargoning" itself evolved from a pleasant association about the time of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who referred in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner to the "sweet" jargoning of birds to today's usage, which is "unpleasant sounds I don't understand".
www.everyavenue.com /encyclopedia/Jargon   (609 words)

  
 jargon - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about jargon
Jargon can be subcategorized as, for example, bureaucratese or officialese (the usage of bureaucrats and officials), journalese (the language of newspapers), and medicalese (the usage of doctors), and so on.
In writing, jargon may be highly formal, whereas in speech it often contains slang expressions.
Jargon is necessary, since engineers, doctors, carpenters, and other specialists need more terms to describe the intricacies of their trade to one another than an outsider would need to know.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /jargon   (285 words)

  
 jargon on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
JARGON [jargon] pejorative term applied to speech or writing that is considered meaningless, unintelligible, or ugly.
In one sense the term is applied to the special language of a profession, which may be unnecessarily complicated, e.g., "medical jargon." Jargon can also mean clumsy language that is hard to understand, synonymous with gibberish or gobbledygook, or a mixture of languages that serves different people (see lingua franca).
O for a muse of fire: the iconoclasm of Jonathan Williams and the Jargon Society.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/j1/jargon.asp   (230 words)

  
 SuperLinux Encyclopedia - Jargon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Jargon File Resources Eric S. Raymond's meta-site with links to various formats, etc.
Jargon File (old,but HTML-ized computer-related site in Japan; in English) (still good?)
mtime: Unix jargon for "the time a file's data was last 'changed'".
slencyclopedia.berlios.de /jargon.html   (1534 words)

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