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    Do you speak/write in too many dialects?

    I realized I have an odd combination of several industries of jargon, gamer speak, nerd speak, "millennial" speak, and know a lot of old phrases most people my age or younger do not.. I also find they blur seemlessly in my mind.. which is bad, really bad, as a CCNA pro can be three different things, and most people will not speak a combination of these dialects that add up to being able to understand the garble! Back when I was just a lowly tech, I simply practiced putting terms into plain english for clients.. was much easier when it was one dialect to translate. Anyone else have this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I realized I have an odd combination of several industries of jargon, gamer speak, nerd speak, "millennial" speak, and know a lot of old phrases most people my age or younger do not.. I also find they blur seemlessly in my mind.. which is bad, really bad, as a CCNA pro can be three different things, and most people will not speak a combination of these dialects that add up to being able to understand the garble! Back when I was just a lowly tech, I simply practiced putting terms into plain english for clients.. was much easier when it was one dialect to translate. Anyone else have this problem?
    Whatz a CCNA pro?

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    I guess Iied about the pro part, only the first two are completed with "pro"
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    As an historical linguist, I am not sure I would elevate industry based or generational jargons to dialect. Many professions and vocations have their specific jargons to speed and clarify communications and distinguish their fellows from the herd. I speak oil-patch, the jargon of roughnecks and oilmen. An example of a dialog would be Boont; spoken in the Alexander Valley of northern Calif. Other US dialects would be; Cholo/Spanglish, Noreaster,Cajun-English, Hon (maybe).
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    Articles are confusing, we should just drop them like the Russians do. Get rid of other fluff too "ummmm," "like," "hella." For example. Just don't go overboard with simplifying... dont type like this, k? not now; not L8er.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaleighSport View Post
    I realized I have an odd combination of several industries of jargon, gamer speak, nerd speak, "millennial" speak, and know a lot of old phrases most people my age or younger do not.. I also find they blur seemlessly in my mind.. which is bad, really bad, as a CCNA pro can be three different things, and most people will not speak a combination of these dialects that add up to being able to understand the garble! Back when I was just a lowly tech, I simply practiced putting terms into plain english for clients.. was much easier when it was one dialect to translate. Anyone else have this problem?
    Not dialects exactly, but I speak/write a combination of Canadian and Australian English ... with a bit of an attempt to speak/write in the appropriate English for the appropriate audience.

    Plus I've been educated in the "languages" of Engineering, Accounting, IT, Education and more recently have started to learn Health ... with a bit of Government thrown in there for good measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    As an historical linguist, I am not sure I would elevate industry based or generational jargons to dialect. Many professions and vocations have their specific jargons to speed and clarify communications and distinguish their fellows from the herd. I speak oil-patch, the jargon of roughnecks and oilmen. An example of a dialog would be Boont; spoken in the Alexander Valley of northern Calif. Other US dialects would be; Cholo/Spanglish, Noreaster,Cajun-English, Hon (maybe).
    You're thinking of booneling(sp?) and it's further north than Alexander valley. I even used to speak a few phrases of that
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    I agree that jargon is not dialect.

    My job is this weird intersection of IT and hospital pharmacy, so my internal translation circuits run a little hot at times. Occasionally I'll try to explain something using a bicycle parts analogy and my co-workers' eyes justr glaze over.
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