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Scope Note: 
Uncommon words and expressions, often peculiar to a specialty, trade, or group, and hard to understand by outsiders (Note: See also Identifiers "Bureaucratic Language," "Doublespeak," "Euphemism," "Malapropisms," and "Plain English Movement")
Category: Language and Speech
Broader Terms
Vocabulary
Narrower Terms
N/A
Use this term instead of
Educationese
Related Terms
Communication (Thought Transfer)
Communication Problems
Language Patterns
Language Styles
Language Usage
Language Variation
Mutual Intelligibility
Technical Writing
Added to ERIC: 4/25/1990