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    Or a "jargon buster". I hear it everywhere but I don't know what it means!
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    Obscure or esoteric words used in a specific topic or interest

    A jargon buster is a guide that tells you the meanings of these words
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    (Original post by Maryamjhs)
    Or a "jargon buster". I hear it everywhere but I don't know what it means!
    Jargon is language or words that are used only in one specific context, like a job or sport, for example in aviation 'jargon' might be saying 'set the QFE for an ILS approach to 24'. That totally makes sense if you are aircrew, but is nonsense to most people - it's 'jargon'.

    A jargon buster is just a glossary of terms eg

    QFE = the altimeter pressure setting to measure height above a specific ground level.

    Most jobs, sports, hobbies etc have their own jargon.
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    (Original post by Blondie987)
    Obscure or esoteric words used in a specific topic or interest

    A jargon buster is a guide that tells you the meanings of these words
    Thank you!
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    QFE = the altimeter pressure setting to measure height above a specific ground level.
    how is that pronounced ? :holmes:
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    (Original post by Maryamjhs)
    Thank you!
    No problem!
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    how is that pronounced ? :holmes:
    Literally "que eff ee", it's a code from the days of morse code. QNH, QUJ, QTE and a bunch more are still used.
 
 
 
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