NGOs

The circumlocution world

Euphemism or obfuscation?

Phillipe FossierPhillipe Fossier

The modern world is a muddle. Names of things: organisations, ministries, concepts and organisations are always changing. The DTI is now the Department of BERR and the poor are no longer with us but have become the socially excluded. You find yourself thinking What's that? Only to find a word or term that you had used for a while had been replaced. Then there are all the buzz words you need to use to be part of this world such as: "best practice", "diversity", "gender", "sustainability", "community", "ethnicity", "governance", "delivery", "targeting", "orientation", "timelines", "resources", "empowerment", "renewables", "compliance" and "strategies."

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