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language

Is That Really What You Mean?

Language is a code. Like all codes, if you know the rules, you can understand what’s being said or written. At times, however, some people don’t want you to understand what they’re saying and employ techniques to deceive or keep secrets from you.

They use obscure jargon and complicated technical terms knowing full well that their vocabularies are beyond us. They deliberately use new words to cause confusion whilst allowing their own little cliques to understand what is meant. Teenagers are particularly good at doing this to conceal from their parental generation exactly what they’re up to. Just think of the slang names given to drugs, sex and music and you get the picture. Continue reading →