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Jargon is a language particular and family that the members of a certain social group use among themselves. This kind of dialect It can be difficult to understand for those who are not part of the community.

Jargon is usually born to hide the meaning of words. This is the case, for example, of the prison jargon , used by prisoners to prevent their preservations from being captured by the authorities. This reason leads to the terms used in jargon being temporary : once they are adopted and their use becomes widespread, they cease to be used.

There are jargon that arise due to geographical issues and that, over time, can become part of a regional dialect. There is no intention, in this case, to hide the meaning of the words, but they arise from the sense of belonging and the intention to differentiate from others groups .

Specifically we can establish that jargon can be classified into two large groups: social and professional.

Social, as its name suggests, are those that can be created by different people with two different objectives: to differentiate themselves from the rest or to avoid being understood by others. Thus, by name, in this category we could establish those jargon that are used by urban tribes or groups of teenagers, for example.

In this sense, it should also be stressed that it is usual that this term is often confused in what is the term of jargon with that of slang. In this case, the differences between the two concepts are not perfectly determined and can be used interchangeably.

The professional jargon On the other hand, they are developed to accurately name certain procedures or instruments. Given the importance of understanding these terms for the development of a profession, there are dictionaries on these jargon.

The notion of jargon is often used as a synonym for slang , which is a social jargon that is usually associated with vulgar expressions. In Argentina and Uruguay , is known as slang to the jargon that contributed numerous words to the lyrics of the tangos and other popular genres.

“This kid is a tormenting, che, he plays it as a bacán but he always travels in bondi” It is an example of Argentine lunfardo that would amount to something like “This guy is a liar, he says he has a lot of money but he always travels by bus (bus)”.

A term that emanates from jargon is that of jargon, which is used to define all the language that is difficult to understand.

However, in addition to all of the above, we cannot ignore the fact that jargon is also a term used with other meanings. Thus, this word defines a mattress that is made either with straw or with grass.

In the same way, it is also used to refer to a type of fabric that is identified as being very thick and rough.

And all this without forgetting the expression "leave in jargon". It is a colloquial verbal phrase that is used to make it clear that something is only started and, therefore, has not been finalized.

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