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12 Common Words That Were Once Considered Terrible Jargon

12 Common Words That Were Once Considered Terrible Jargon

One of the changes people find most offensive is the spread of professional jargon that has been coined to replace simpler, clearer words we already have. Here are 12 words that people once thought were horrible gobbledygook that nobody flinches at anymore. AntibodyIn his 1916 writing guide, Sir Arthur Quiller-Couch called this word \"a barbarism, and a mongrel at that.\" The Sacramento Daily Record-Union said, \"the English language has enough to bear in the way of absurdity, slang and vulgarity, without this new affliction.\" BalanceBalance, in the sense of \"what's left of something,\" was once frowned upon as an irritating misuse of bookkeeping jargon.

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