Posted by: Jack Henry | October 19, 2015

Editor’s Corner: Texting and Internet Slang

More than a few times, we editors have discussed not using jargon (such as leverage, onboarding, scalable, etc.) in business writing unless it is necessary. You should always choose to use a more common, everyday word, when you can. Merriam-Webster defines jargon as “the language used for a particular activity or by a particular group of people.”

We want to be professional at work, so you should also avoid using texting and Internet slang in business emails and documentation (such as LOL, IMHO, BTW, etc.). You want to avoid this type of slang because some people may not be familiar with it, which can lead to confusion.

Jackie Solano | Technical Editor | Symitar®

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