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    Smile Palate Cleansing English

    It's plainly interesting and important to discuss one another's personalities in an accepting way.

    But there is no need to discuss it in jargon. The English of Shakespeare is more than capable of discussing personality in its myriad forms, shades and moods.

    And George Orwell warned us of the use of jargon.

    Cults use jargon instead of clear English in order to bamboozle us.

    And MBTI uses jargon to bamboozle us because it is not a personality test but another popular American cult.

    So why not cleanse your palate with clear English?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    ...bamboozle...
    LOL!

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    All of language is jargon and slang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    It's plainly interesting and important to discuss one another's personalities in an accepting way.

    But there is no need to discuss it in jargon. The English of Shakespeare is more than capable of discussing personality in its myriad forms, shades and moods.

    And George Orwell warned us of the use of jargon.

    Cults use jargon instead of clear English in order to bamboozle us.

    And MBTI uses jargon to bamboozle us because it is not a personality test but another popular American cult.

    So why not cleanse your palate with clear English?
    Are you trying to... Bamboozle me, Victor?
    Nice choice of words.
    I happen to agree with you, again. Jargon is alienating others and it tends to be harsh in some variations of it.
    I've worked on a ship. That jargon was very hurtful at times, not that I thought particularly much about it at the time.
    It was when I was at home and people started complaining over my use of curse words.
    I even have an infraction here for using the word "fag" in an otherwise rough sentence, without meaning it to be homophobic.

    That gave me some pause.
    Rest assured, I have started the process of "cleansing my pallet"...

    On that note and jargon as an alienating factor...
    Wouldn't it be nice with a single, universal language?
    English is growing into that role in the western world, thankfully.
    As you might know, English is not my mother language, but I think I master it better than even most native speakers when it comes to relaying what I mean.
    How nice wouldn't it be if everyone around the world was able to freely express themselves in the same language?
    How many conflicts wouldn't be solved by the lack of misunderstandings and alienation due to differing languages?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    The English of Shakespeare is more than capable of discussing personality in its myriad forms, shades and moods....So why not cleanse your palate with clear English?

    I first read this as Pilates cleansing English. lol.

    If you desire the spleen, and will laugh yourselves into stitches,
    follow me. Yon gull Malvolio is turn'd heathen, a very renegado;
    for there is no Christian that means to be sav'd by believing
    rightly can ever believe such impossible passages of grossness.
    I redact everything I have written or will write on this forum prior to, subsequent with and or after the fact of its writing. For entertainment purposes only and not to be taken seriously nor literally.

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