“…I’m a market-leading provider of technology-enabled process-optimization tools to reduce and right-size inventory, improve forecast accuracy and service, optimize production resources, and reduce cycle time across the supply chain,” your new acquaintance intones.
Whoa, time to get out of here, you think. But you recover your social graces enough to look hopefully at his friend.
“Well,” the friend says, “I develop small-molecule, orally administered pharmacological chaperones for the treatment of human genetic diseases.”
“How interesting,” you lie, edging toward the door. “I’m sorry to run, but I just remembered I have to clean the cat boxes. Nice meeting you.” Continue reading article in the Philadelphia Enquirer.
Here’s another case of jargon that got out of hand: “Company refuses to speak with mum about 7-yearold son’s faulty Superman suit because it would “breach his data-protection-rights.”