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Council Jargon: Play with the words


Are you into your blue sky thinking? What does cross-fertilisation mean?

 

After all the coverage in the media about local councils cracking down on jargon, The One Show sent Melanie Sykes to discover what all the fuss was about.

 

Melanie spoke to Richard Stocke who devised the list of over 200 prohibited words. It's all part of helping staff to communicate effectively, according to The Local Government Association.

 

But how au fait are you with work jargon?

 

Play a quiz to test your knowledge here and let us know how you get on.

 

Plus: Melanie has come up with a game to monitor the jargon in your workplace; jargon bingo!

 

Download Melanie's jargon bingo game here.

 

Print off a copy of this table for each player. Check off each square when you hear those words during a meeting. The winner is first player to get a line of four horizontally, vertically or diagonally.

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