This page was first published on the 25th of March, 2017 and last updated on the 25th of March, 2017 by Patrick Carpen.
Has someone ever put you off with a “bunch of technical jargon?” Or have you ever wondered what the word “jargon” means? “Jargon” may also be called “technical jargon”, because it refers to technical words and expressions which people of a particular trade or profession will understand, but others won’t.
The use of jargon often causes people to react “break it down please” or “put it in layman’s term please”.
Not everyone who speaks jargon understands everyone else’s jargon. A lawyer has his own jargon and so does a doctor. IT professionals of varying fields also have varying jargon; and each jargon may sound gibberish to the other.
The following email which I sent to the technical support of my web host is full of jargon. If you’re in the field of web design or development, you may understand much of the expressions inside. However, if you’re not, most of it may sound like jargon or technical jargon.
Dear Sir/Madam: I did a reupload of my files recently, for www.platinumrecipescollection.com, and found that the website is no longer reading the .inc files. The .inc files, containted in the .inc folders, contain google adsense codes and other menu items that all of the site's 100,000 + pages references. Since my website was built in .html, I was advised to add a line of code to the .htaccess file to make it read as though it is .php. The line of code is: AddType application/x-httpd-php .html However, I was forced to remove this code because I noticed that it was causing my webpage to download instead of load on the browser. Also, I remember being told that I do not need to add that code anymore because you tweak something on your backend to make my pages read like .php without me having to add any code to the .htaccess. Please work on this as soon as possible as the .inc files, contained in the .inc folders, contain many crucial codes that need to run across all pages. Thanking you in advance for a timely and favorable response.
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