Thursday already? Holy cow! This week is going by a lot faster then I thought it would… Anyways! Today is day 10 of the challenge and our letter of the day is “J”. I’m going off my original list of words and have decided to pick the word jargon for my word of the day! Now here is my thing, jargon has a few different meaning, but all of them are pretty much the same.
The basic definition of the term jargon is potentially confusing words, normally from the vocabulary of a certain trade or profession. Now when it comes to creative writing, a lot of people like to believe that jargon doesn’t really appear all that much. The reality of it is, jargon pops up more often then you think! Some of you may be asking how, and others of you may be jumping around with their hand up waiting to give some examples. Well, here’s what I have to say!
Think of multicultural books, or even just books outside of the genre you normally read for fun. Have you ever really sat down and analyzed the terminology used in them? I’m sure everyone has run into a novel or shorter piece of work where they couldn’t quiet understand how or what someone said. Maybe you just didn’t quiet understand the context something was used in?
Stories with an ethnic base o them are the best examples of jargon for me, or stories where siblings have a secret code of sorts! Those are all examples of jargon! What about you guys? Do you have any examples of jargon that you have run across in your readings? I would love to know! Comment and share!