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Examples of Jargon


Post by natttt
Posted on 2011-01-11 10:50:12
Jargon is a term used to describe words that are specific to a particular subject; which are incomprehensible to persons unacquainted with the area under discussion. Jargon is generally related to a specific profession, which is why it sounds like gobbledygook to people outside that occupation.

Jargon Examples:

The following are some jargon examples categorized by profession, with their meanings.

Medical Jargon Examples: The following are some examples of commonly used medical abbreviations and terminology.

* STAT: Immediately
* ABG: Arterial Blood Gas
* Vitals: Vital signs
* C-Section: Cesarean Section
* Claudication -limping caused by a reduction in blood supply to the legs
* CAT Scan/CT Scan: Computerized Axial Tomography
* MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Computer Jargon Examples: Most of these examples are abbreviations, which can be likened to a shorthand code for the computer literate and the Internet savvy. Take a look at some common instances.

* BRB: Be right back
* Gr8: Great
* FAQs: Frequently Asked Questions
* Lol: Laugh out Loud
* CYA: See you around
* RAM: Random Access Memory
* GB: Gigabyte
* ROM: Read-only Memory
* Backup: Duplicate a file

Military Jargon Examples: The following are some military jargon examples, that you may have heard.

* AWOL: Away without official leave
* BOHICA: Bend over, here it comes again
* SOP: Standard Operating Procedure
* AAA: Anti Aircraft
* UAV: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
* 11 Bravo: Infantry
* WHOA: War Heroes of America
* Fatigues: Camouflage uniforms

Law Enforcement Jargon Examples: Most of us are aware of police jargon examples, because of their widespread use in TV shows and movies. The following are some examples.

* APB: All Points Bulletin
* B&E: Breaking and Entering
* DUI: Driving Under the Influence
* CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
* Clean Skin: A person without a police record
* Miranda: Warning given during an arrest, advising about constitutional rights to remain silent and the right to legal aid.
* Perp: Perpetrator
* Slammer: Jail
* Social: Social Security Number

Common Jargon Examples: These are some jargon words examples which have been around for long enough to be widely recognized and uniformly understood.

* UFO: Unidentified Flying Object
* Poker face: A blank expression
* Back burner: Something low in priority, putting something off till a later date
* On Cloud nine: Very happy
* Sweet tooth: A great love of all things sweet
* Ballpark figure: A numerical estimated value
* Gumshoe/Private Eye: Detective
* Shrink: Psychiatrist

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