Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 10)

Written by Civil Service World on 8 January 2016 in Feature
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Terminological Inexactitudes

Propriety issues
I don't want to do this, but I can't think of a specific reason why not

Quick win
Okay, we've messed this one up. What minor victory can we salvage from the wreckage?

Toolkit
We could crack on with actually tackling this issue - but I feel like we're going to need to develop a toolkit first

Work-life balance
Getting to enjoy a whole KitKat on the train home after wading through consultation responses until 9pm

Interested in your views
This is dreadful, but I'm not going to be the one to tell you first

Key messages
The lines in the manifesto that justify sending a minister to Bognor on a wet Thursday to give a speech to 20 people

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More in the series:
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. I)
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 2)
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 3)
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 4)
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 5)
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 6)
Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 7)

Terminological inexactitudes: handy translations of Whitehall jargon (Vol. 8)

 

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Minor Pedant (not verified)

Submitted on 8 January, 2016 - 14:28
What happened to volume nine? I demand a public enquiry post haste

Precisionist...... (not verified)

Submitted on 12 January, 2016 - 11:46
...maybe the title of the article is a clue?...

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