Resource of the Week: The Dangers Of Hidden Jargon In Communicating Science

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Excerpt from the article:

“…the most dangerous kind of jargon isn’t the kind we notice. It’s the kind that slips by. When technical definitions hide behind words we use in everyday speech, the opportunities for miscommunication abound. The expert thinks she has been clear; the recipient thinks he has understood. And yet, both could be wrong.”