[Taxacom] a banned list of the 200 worst uses of jargon, .... "taxonomy" among the worst horrors.
Thomas G. Lammers
lammers at uwosh.edu
Wed Mar 18 10:57:07 CDT 2009
At 09:36 AM 3/18/2009, Karl Magnacca wrote:
>... 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."
You know what they say: "If you can't dazzle 'em with brilliance, baffle
'em with ... er, 'bovine waste product' ..."
I suppose the problem is that some disciplines that really require a higher
intellect to master (e.g., higher mathematics) require highly specialized
language to express. Therefore, the assumption is that if a thing
represents something intelligent, it must be expressed in high-falutin' words.
Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
Department of Biology and Microbiology
800 Algoma Blvd.
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA
e-mail: lammers at uwosh.edu
Plant systematics; classification, nomenclature, evolution, and
biogeography of the Campanulaceae s. lat.
"Today's mighty oak is yesterday's nut that stood his ground."
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