Help me! Help me!

Maypole…or “May Day!”, possibly from the French “M’aidez!” (“Help me!”).  It’s not likely that captains of flaming planes and sinking ships are thinking about the first of May. But then, who knows?

While pagan America is getting its jollies skipping around a beribboned pole today, some of us are crying May Day over the decline of the English language.

That George Orwell thought English was going down the flusher some 80 years ago is a comfort. This article covers that nicely in its analysis of weird, annoying language in the workplace. The Comments reveal how workers across the Land have secretly played Corporate Jargon Bingo during meetings. Hats off, keepers of the language! And way more fun than a silly Maypole.

But we’ve only just broached this topic. Stay tuned.

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