"Jargon" can refer to the specialized language of a profession or field of study (a neutral term in the usage).
"Jargon" can also describe language which is artificial or pretentious, more complex than it needs to be, marked by euphemism, vagueness and insincerity.
"Doublespeak" is jargon at its worst: language designed to deceive.
Verbal contact with Blank regarding the attached notification of promotion has elicited the attached representation intimating that he prefers to decline the assignment. (Mr. Blank didn't want the job.)
The nursery school teacher education training sessions involve active interfacing with preschool children of the appropriate age as well as intensive peer interaction in the form of role plays. (Training for nursery school teachers involves interaction with preschoolers and role playing with peers.)
During the most "unpleasant" years of Vietnam, government officials routinely used what Vincent Barry calls "a litany of euphemisms." Here is a partial list, with translations:
|pacification center||concentration camps|
|protective reaction strike||bombing|
|surgical strike||precision bombing|
|incontinent ordinance||off-target bombs (usually when they kill civilians)|
|friendly fire||shelling friendly villages or troops by mistake|
|specified strike zone||area where soldiers could fire at anything|
|strategic withdrawal||retreat (when the U.S. and its allies did it)|
|advisor||military officer or CIA agent|
(before U.S. admitted involvement in Vietnam)
|infiltrators||enemy troops moving into the battle area|
|reinforcements||friendly troops moving into the battle area|
The planned INCURSION of REINFORCEMENTS went into effect under the direction of ADVISORS. It was preceded by a PROTECTIVE REACTIVE STRIKE. The INTERDICTION experienced an INCONTINENT ORDINANCE. The SPECIFIC STRIKE ZONE was widened. FRIENDLY FIRE temporarily caused consideration of STRATEGIC WITHDRAWAL. However, losses were deemed minimal. INFILTRATORS not TERMINATED have been relocated to PACIFICATION CENTERS in the area.