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Midlanders' irritation over use of jargon revealed

Research released today shows 90% of people in the East Midlands and four out of five people in the West Midlands find the use of jargon irritating.

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In numbers: The use of jargon and 'buzz-words' in the region

A third of people in the Midlands use ‘buzz-words’ or jargon, and cringe at themselves afterwards, according to new research.

Data released today also claims more than 1 in 20 use jargon in order to sound more professional.

East Midlands statistics:

  • 94% think people should speak more clearly because we use too much jargon
  • 91% find jargon irritating
  • 4% use 'buzz-words' to look more professional
  • 30% will use 'buzz-phrases' but then cringe
  • 63% mostly encounter jargon at work

West Midlands statistics:

  • 80% think people should speak more clearly because we use too much jargon
  • 79% find jargon irritating
  • 8% use 'buzz-words' to look more professional
  • 33% will use 'buzz-phrases' but then cringe
  • 60% mostly encounter jargon at work

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