Words and terms that you need to know, regardless of your field

Below are words and terms whose meanings you should know. If you don't, look them up

 

BCE, ACE

 

Biased language: ageist, racist, sexist; other (for example, “Bill Jones is wheelchair-bound” vs. “Bill Jones uses a wheelchair.”)

 

Classism

 

Corporate culture

 

Cultures: low-context vs. high-context

 

Employment-at-will state (Florida is one of these)

 

Fonts: serif vs. sans-serif

 

Gatekeepers: primary vs. secondary

 

Greenwashing

 

Harassment: “quid pro quo” vs. “hostile environment”

 

Insourcing

 

Job creators vs. the rich

 

PAIBOC (this is an acronym for six words; if you write anything, for anyone, you need to know what PAIBOC stands for)

 

Reputational bankruptcy (this does not exist; nevertheless, if you have any social-media posting, you need to check out its meaning)

 

Stakeholder