“This is language without possibility. It cannot convey humour, fancy, feelings, nuance or the varieties of experience. It is cut off and cuts us off from provenance – it has no past. This dead, depleted, verbless jargon is becoming the language of daily life.”

Source: Don Watson, Watson’s Dictionary of Weasel Words

Reading widely can help a writer avoid jargonistic and bureaucratic language, by: broadening a writer’s vocabulary, tapping into another’s experiences, and developing empathy and emotional intelligence.

To use less weasel words, reading widely will help.

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