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Why this site at all?

by Infinity 19.05.2014
This was the first question I asked myself when going to setup this website.

While working in various functions within the business and beeing a non-native speaker of english and also a non-native business person (technical guy) there have been a lot of things to learn. Basically it was pretty hard what some terms meant and even hard to know what they really mean. Therefore I figured out quite some stuff myself and thought it might be an interesting and funny idea to build this site around business language.

Why not using one of the existing sites?
Knowing that there are hundreds of sites explaining, mentioning and discussing a lot of this business lingo I still found it way more interesting and challenging to create a new site of its own. First and foremost because it makes fun to create and run a website because you can build it exactly the way you want. Another thing is that I wanted to have a more community capable and "modern" kind of layout (at least in my point of view). That's how the idea came to life.

Why this name - businessargot?
Listening to business language can be quite confusing and especially at the beginning it sounds like a different language at all. Therefore I thought it might be a good idea to relate business language to a kind of secret and hidden type of language.

But at the end it was the simple fact, that this domain was available and it sounded good ;)

Wish you a lot of fun over here.

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Corporate jargon, also known as corporate speak, corporate lingo, business speak, business jargon, management speak, workplace jargon, or commercialese, is the jargon often used in large corporations, bureaucracies, and similar workplaces. It may be characterised by sometimes-unwieldy elaborations of common English phrases, acting to conceal the real meaning of what is being said. It is contrasted with plain English.

The tone is associated with managers of large corporations, business management consultants, and occasionally government. Reference to such jargon is typically derogatory, implying the use of long, complicated, or obscure words, abbreviations, euphemisms, and acronyms. For that reason some of its forms may be considered as an argot. Some of these words may be actually new inventions, designed purely to fit the specialized meaning of a situation or even to "spin" negative situations as positive situations.

Marketing speak is a related label for wording styles used to promote a product or service to a wide audience by seeking to create the impression that the vendors of the service possess a high level of sophistication, skill, and technical knowledge. Such language is often used in marketing press releases, advertising copy, and prepared statements read by executives and politicians. Marketing speak is characterized by its heavy use of buzzwords, neologisms, and terms appropriated from specialized technical fields which are eventually rendered almost meaningless through heavy repeated use in inappropriate contexts. [Wikipedia about Corporate_jargon]