[Taxacom] a banned list of the 200 worst uses of jargon, .... "taxonomy" among the worst horrors.

Karl Magnacca kmagnacca at wesleyan.edu
Wed Mar 18 10:36:15 CDT 2009

On Wed, March 18, 2009 3:29 pm, Richard Jensen wrote:
> When a bureaucrat speaks of a "taxonomy of agencies" or "core
> disciplinary systematics", I come to understand the frustration of those
> trying to get basic information.

Indeed; after reading the article I did a search on "local government
association"+taxonomy to try and find the original list and turned up "A
Taxonomy of Legal Accountabilities", as well as this gem:

"This paper seeks to place selected new models of municipal service
delivery in New South Wales in the analytical context of the taxonomy of
alternative generic models and then assess their main characteristics as
well as their ability to meet the needs of rural constituents."

Karl Magnacca
Postdoctoral Researcher
Department of Zoology
Trinity College, Dublin 2

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