@sourcookie @Are0h I've seen the same thing in science. People will use obnoxiously arcane language in their papers. "Novel" instead of "new." "Methodological technique" instead of "method." "Afferent" instead of "incoming."

@activationfxn @sourcookie Yeah. That annoys the shit out of me. It's like people have to show how smart they are by using vocabulary rather than making complex ideas consumable without excess effort.

@Are0h @sourcookie Sometimes I worry that people use unnecessary complexity in coding/communication to hide the fear that their ideas aren't actually that complex, useful, or interesting...

@activationfxn @sourcookie This happens all the time. And when you challenge it, people get very defensive.

Ha, there are a couple of agencies in NYC that will not hire me again for this reason.

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