In order to be a true professionalin any sphere, it is not enough to master the theory perfectly and to have a certain set of knowledge on these or those questions. In a circle of people united by one kind of activity, one profession, it's very easy to spot a beginner or even a "green" specialist. The main key to this community is professional words. Strangely enough, it is the mastery of the language for the initiates that determines the level of professionalism and the wealth of experience of a representative of a particular profession.
What kind of beast is this professional slang?
What are these words that can pave the way tothe heart of professional get-togethers? Professional slang is in every industry and field of activity, from a doctor to an athlete, from a waiter to a programmer. Such words do not refer to the official names of certain concepts, but are used exclusively in the conversational speech of representatives of a certain profession. We can say that professional words are born by the most professional get-togethers.
So, if you fall into the circle of investors orplayers of the securities market, you can hear the expressions in which "bulls" and "bears" appear, as well as "sheep", "moose" and "rabbits". You might think that the discussion is about the animal world. However, professionals know that the "bull" is the expectation of a price increase in order to sell, and "bears" are a readiness to buy assets in the near future, and so on.
There is also a slang for artists. For example, "technique" in their speech means absolutely not what most of us can imagine. Speaking of technique, the artist means a way of writing a picture - watercolor, oil, gouache. And the very word "write" has here the meaning of "drawing" in a generally accessible sense.
Find a way to the hearts of colleagues through jargons
Professional jargon has some properties,such as expressiveness, the use of hyperonisms or, conversely, stylistic declines, as well as new word-formations. Let us cite some professional words as an example. Chauffeurs "wheel" - this is the steering wheel, and programmers "machine" - a computer. Speaking about the icon painter, who specializes in drawing faces and hands, the artist will say "person", and he will be understood, most likely, only by a colleague.
There was another interesting viewprofessional slang, which is used by representatives of advertising, PR, as well as other "inmates" of the media. It is called "Runglish" or "Globish", but in fact it is the use of English words and expressions in Russian speech and Russian manner.
One of the most common phrases amongcreatives - "Call me a rhizon that beating" - means the reason to believe in something. "Give me your replay" (that is, the answer), "It turned out very generic" (that is universally) or "We have a new big story" (here we are talking about a big idea) - all this sounds a bit strange and leads to bewilderment those who are "overboard" this hangout.
Study, student, to work with slang
Thus, professional words label a representative of a particular profession, making him his own in one society and outsiders - in another.
Professional slang is something like filingin tennis, on which it depends, will they find you a good player (equally an interesting interlocutor) or will lose interest to you as an uninitiated. So, having finished reading a textbook or a reference book on some specialty, proceed to the study of jargons.