The British Local Government Association has passed a resolution banning the use of “impenetrable jargon” it feels hides the public sector from the… um… public. Many of the terms they have banned (there’s a list) are both funny and nonsensical, for instance “Coterminous Stakeholder Engagement,” which is used instead of “talk,” and “Predictors of Beaconicity” for… whatever that’s supposed to mean.
Others are funny for just being on the list. “Welcome” is a banned word, as is “Transparency, Streamlined,” and the best one to be included in a set of guidelines, “Guidelines.”
Next the Association plans on regulating street-level language it finds confusing, such as “Milf, Cougar, Bust a Cap in Yo’ Ass,” and “Rimjob.” The first two two terms are to be replaced with “Attractive Lady,” the third with “Aggravated Assault,” and the forth with “Holy Christ I’m Not Gonna Say That.”