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  1. buzzword
    stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    They are buzzwords, popular industry words that people use to impress others.
  2. turn a blind eye
    refuse to acknowledge
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  3. overuse
    make use of too often or too extensively
    They become so overused, they lose their meaning...if they ever had any.
  4. transcript
    a written record of dictated or recorded speech
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  5. email
    (computer science) a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  6. notification
    informing by words
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  7. walk away
    go away from
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  8. concise
    expressing much in few words
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  9. cliche
    a trite or obvious remark
    But it's used so frequently that it's become cliché.
  10. clip
    a small fastener used to hold loose articles together
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  11. comment
    a statement that expresses a personal opinion
    Share them in the comments section below!
  12. learning
    the cognitive process of acquiring skill or knowledge
    Some buzzwords are nonwords, like learnings.
  13. segment
    one of several parts that fit with others to make a whole
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  14. Lowell
    United States poet (1874-1925)
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  15. eliminate
    end, take out, or do away with
    True, eliminating all buzzwords all the time might make you look like an outsider in some types of writing.
  16. outsider
    someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group
    True, eliminating all buzzwords all the time might make you look like an outsider in some types of writing.
  17. Sun
    the star that is the source of light and heat for the planets in the solar system
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  18. workshop
    a place where handcrafts or manufacturing are done
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  19. writing
    symbols imprinted on a surface to represent sounds or words
    Have you used any of these words in your writing?
  20. salesman
    a man salesperson
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  21. reader
    a person who can read; a literate person
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  22. buzz
    the sound of rapid vibration
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  23. stops
    a gambling card game in which chips are placed on the ace and king and queen and jack of separate suits (taken from a separate deck); a player plays the lowest card of a suit in his hand and successively higher cards are played until the sequence stops; the player who plays a card matching one in the layout wins all the chips on that card
    Ann Handley wonders where this trend stops.
  24. posted
    publicly announced
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  25. look like
    bear a physical resemblance to
    If I don't use it, I look like I don't know what I'm talking about."
  26. impact
    the striking of one body against another
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  27. trend
    a general tendency to change, as of opinion
    Ann Handley wonders where this trend stops.
  28. use
    put into service
    They are buzzwords, popular industry words that people use to impress others.
  29. web
    an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  30. edit
    prepare for publication or presentation by revising
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  31. turn on
    cause to operate by flipping a switch
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  32. popularity
    the quality of being widely admired or sought after
    The biggest problem with buzzwords is their popularity.
  33. knowledge
    the result of perception, learning, and reasoning
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  34. client
    someone who pays for goods or services
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  35. crazy
    affected with madness or insanity
    Are there buzzwords that drive you crazy?
  36. elegant
    refined and tasteful in appearance, behavior, or style
    Have some elegant solutions for common buzzwords?
  37. snake
    limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  38. gang
    an association of criminals
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  39. industry
    the action of making of goods and services for sale
    They are buzzwords, popular industry words that people use to impress others.
  40. all the time
    without respite
    True, eliminating all buzzwords all the time might make you look like an outsider in some types of writing.
  41. trying
    hard to endure
    Perhaps the Sun is trying to get a transcript or clip, but the use of efforting gives me a feeling that they're not trying very hard.
  42. write
    name the letters that comprise the accepted form of
    Have you used any of these words in your writing?
  43. respond
    show a reaction to something
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  44. create
    bring into existence
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  45. solution
    a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances
    Have some elegant solutions for common buzzwords?
  46. mostly
    in large part; mainly or chiefly
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your ( mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  47. hanging
    the act of suspending something
    Sure, low- hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  48. impress
    have a powerful and usually positive effect on
    They are buzzwords, popular industry words that people use to impress others.
  49. pause
    cease an action temporarily
    Your reader doesn't pause to consider it.
  50. words
    language that is spoken or written
    Have you used any of these words in your writing?
  51. term
    a limited period of time during which something lasts
    "But," you say, "everyone in my industry uses that term.
  52. for example
    as an example
    Efforting, for example.
  53. wonder
    the feeling aroused by something strange and surprising
    Ann Handley wonders where this trend stops.
  54. stated
    declared as fact; explicitly stated
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  55. real
    being or occurring in fact or actuality
    Put real thoughts, real knowledge, into your copy.
  56. teaching
    the activities of educating or instructing
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  57. talk about
    to consider or examine in speech or writing
    If I don't use it, I look like I don't know what I'm talking about."
  58. drive
    operate or control a vehicle
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0- driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  59. lesson
    the significance of a story or event
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  60. driven
    compelled forcibly by an outside agency
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0- driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  61. blind
    unable to see
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  62. putting
    hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  63. section
    one of several parts or pieces that fit with others
    Share them in the comments section below!
  64. empty
    holding or containing nothing
    Other buzzwords are so empty, one wonders what they're supposed to mean.
  65. needs
    in such a manner as could not be otherwise
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  66. sad
    experiencing or showing sorrow or unhappiness
    It's a sad fact of business.
  67. frequently
    many times at short intervals
    But it's used so frequently that it's become cliché.
  68. copy
    a thing made to be similar or identical to another thing
    Put real thoughts, real knowledge, into your copy.
  69. type
    a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    True, eliminating all buzzwords all the time might make you look like an outsider in some types of writing.
  70. walk
    use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  71. word
    a unit of language that native speakers can identify
    Have you used any of these words in your writing?
  72. used
    previously owned by another
    Have you used any of these words in your writing?
  73. fruit
    the ripened reproductive body of a seed plant
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  74. popular
    regarded with great favor or approval by the general public
    They are buzzwords, popular industry words that people use to impress others.
  75. meaning
    the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    They become so overused, they lose their meaning...if they ever had any.
  76. terms
    status with respect to the relations between people or groups
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  77. supposed
    required or under orders
    Other buzzwords are so empty, one wonders what they're supposed to mean.
  78. information
    knowledge acquired through study or experience
    Informations ?
  79. talking
    an exchange of ideas via conversation
    If I don't use it, I look like I don't know what I'm talking about."
  80. limit
    as far as something can go
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  81. consider
    think about carefully; weigh
    Your reader doesn't pause to consider it.
  82. like
    having the same or similar characteristics
    Some buzzwords are nonwords, like learnings.
  83. turning
    a movement in a new direction
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  84. oil
    a slippery or viscous liquid or liquefiable substance not miscible with water
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake- oil salesman down the street.
  85. receive
    get something; come into possession of
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  86. the Street
    used to allude to the securities industry of the United States
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  87. article
    one of a class of artifacts
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  88. situation
    physical position in relation to the surroundings
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  89. try
    make an effort or attempt
    Perhaps the Sun is trying to get a transcript or clip, but the use of efforting gives me a feeling that they're not trying very hard.
  90. post
    piece of timber or metal fixed firmly in an upright position
    By turning on comment notification, you will receive an email each time a new comment is posted to this article.
  91. below
    in or to a place that is lower
    Share them in the comments section below!
  92. problem
    a question raised for consideration or solution
    The biggest problem with buzzwords is their popularity.
  93. example
    an item of information that is typical of a class or group
    Efforting, for example.
  94. easy
    posing no difficulty; requiring little effort
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  95. share
    assets belonging to an individual person or group
    Share them in the comments section below!
  96. faith
    complete confidence in a person or plan, etc.
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  97. become
    come into existence
    They become so overused, they lose their meaning...if they ever had any.
  98. hang
    cause to be hanging or suspended
    Sure, low- hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  99. put
    cause to be in a certain state
    Put real thoughts, real knowledge, into your copy.
  100. suppose
    expect or believe
    Other buzzwords are so empty, one wonders what they're supposed to mean.
  101. away
    at a distance in space or time
    You don't walk away from a workshop with learnings; you walk away with lessons or knowledge or teachings.
  102. mean
    denote or connote
    They become so overused, they lose their meaning...if they ever had any.
  103. picture
    a visual representation produced on a surface
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  104. low
    less than normal in degree or intensity or amount
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  105. turn
    move around an axis or a center
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  106. some
    quantifier
    Some buzzwords are nonwords, like learnings.
  107. sometimes
    on certain occasions or in certain cases but not always
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  108. common
    having no special distinction or quality
    Have some elegant solutions for common buzzwords?
  109. clear
    readily apparent to the mind
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  110. feeling
    a physical sensation that you experience
    Perhaps the Sun is trying to get a transcript or clip, but the use of efforting gives me a feeling that they're not trying very hard.
  111. free
    able to act at will
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword- free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  112. stop
    have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense
    Ann Handley wonders where this trend stops.
  113. street
    a thoroughfare that is lined with buildings
    Your readers will respond by putting more faith in your (mostly) buzzword-free writing than in the incentivized, Web 2.0-driven, learnings from the snake-oil salesman down the street.
  114. sound
    mechanical vibrations transmitted by an elastic medium
    When I edit, I sometimes have to turn a blind eye to words like impacting and incentivize because my client needs to sound part of the gang.
  115. making
    the act that results in something coming to be
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  116. hard
    resisting weight or pressure
    Perhaps the Sun is trying to get a transcript or clip, but the use of efforting gives me a feeling that they're not trying very hard.
  117. will
    the capability of conscious choice and decision
    Will we have knowledges ?
  118. sure
    having or feeling no doubt or uncertainty
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  119. big
    above average in size or number or quantity
    The biggest problem with buzzwords is their popularity.
  120. business
    the principal activity in one's life to earn money
    It's a sad fact of business.
  121. true
    consistent with fact or reality; not false
    True, eliminating all buzzwords all the time might make you look like an outsider in some types of writing.
  122. look
    perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards
    If I don't use it, I look like I don't know what I'm talking about."
  123. rest
    take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  124. number
    a concept of quantity involving zero and units
    In those situations, limit the number of buzz terms you use, making the rest of your writing clear and concise.
  125. reach
    move forward or upward in order to touch
    Sure, low-hanging fruit creates a picture in the reader's mind of something easy to reach.
  126. get
    come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    In 2007, The Lowell Sun stated that it "is also efforting to get a transcript or clip of the segment."
  127. any
    one or some or every or all without specification
    Have you used any of these words in your writing?
  128. perhaps
    by chance
    Perhaps the Sun is trying to get a transcript or clip, but the use of efforting gives me a feeling that they're not trying very hard.
  129. lose
    fail to keep or to maintain
    They become so overused, they lose their meaning...if they ever had any.
  130. talk
    use language
    If I don't use it, I look like I don't know what I'm talking about."
  131. fact
    a piece of information about events that have occurred
    It's a sad fact of business.
  132. time
    the continuum of experience in which events pass to the past
    True, eliminating all buzzwords all the time might make you look like an outsider in some types of writing.
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