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jargon

Hi everyone,

I have a quick question which needs clarification. I just read this book about jargon being euphemistic or dysphemistic depending on certain situations like 1)setting and subject matter (like saying someone passed away instead of died at a funeral) and 2)whether it separates the in-groups from the out-groups.

However, the part which I am quite confused about is that it says that jargon must have certain characteristics before it can be considered jargon and they are vocabulary, grammar and tone (i think) and that Legalese is one of the best example. So how then is saying someone passed away instead of died a jargon? I would think it as being more of a euphemism?

Anyone care to share your take on this?
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