Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Do you speak Jargon?

I KNOW you do!

The first sentence from a paper I have to read for class:

"Current models or frameworks used to represent and or conduct research on determinants of human health have lagged behind in adopting emerging concepts of ecosystems: multiple spatial and temporal scales; nested hierarchies of socioeconomic and biophysical environments; inherent complexity of interrelationships among environmental components and influences; external environmental influences; and feedback loops between environments, providing self-organizational capacity and functional emergent properties."

 I'm pretty sure I know what the author is REALLY saying, though..."Hurr...I r smart!"

No wonder I presently want to beat my head against a wall.

8 comments:

Julie said...

they're obviously being paid per letter rather than per word ...

Anonymous said...

I suggest putting it thru babelfish.

Maybe it will come out in english.

:P

Ross said...

Good grief. There's a writer who's in love with his or her own eloquence!

Mikael said...

Is it bad that I could actually understand that, effortlessly? (I'm a non-native speaking highschool dropout).

Actually it's probably briefer to write it that way, than using simpler words.

Christina LMT said...

Oh, I don't mean that I don't understand the WORDS, I mean that it's all NONSENSE. Somebody really puffed up with their own erudition and self-importance vomited that onto the page. Just to impress. The whole paper is like that and it makes me ill.

Silver the Evil Chao said...

Oh my god, that sounds like me when I'm writing a paper that I really hate.

Buck said...

I'm pretty sure I know what the author is REALLY saying, though...

Yup. It don't take much to read in between THOSE lines. I useta make pretty good money translating stuff like this into English. The IT world is just as bad, if not worse.

Anonymous said...

It only gets worse. Wait until you get your MSN and have to wade through Nursing theories.... And tie your current practice model to them.....