From PLAIN WORDS by Sir Ernest Gowers

The proper meaning of jargon is writing that employs technical words not commonly intelligible. Catachresis for instance is grammarians' jargon for using a word in a wrong sense. When grammarians call writing jargon merely because it is verbose, circumlocutory and flabby, they themselves commit the sin of catachresis that they denounce in others.

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