My husband has recently taken up reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and judging by his recent text messages, he seems to have adopted much of the long-lost vocabulary. References to...
someone having a 'favourable disposition' or, on a more taxing day, 'being besieged by halfwits which render his countenance a most wretched aspect.'
I asked him if his predictive text had changed. Apparently the most common word string on his phone is the more realistic phrase, 'I'm going to be late tonight!' But there is evidence that these 19th century words are starting to creep in.
When starting out in training, the terminology can also feel like you've been dropped into an unfamiliar world, maybe not that of Frankenstein and his monster, but it can still feel like a scary place sometimes. References to: LNA, EBITDA, Kirkpatrick, happy sheets, Bloom's Taxonomy, CRM, LMS, accelerated learning, gamification and neuroplasticity to name but a few.
All professions have their own language, and the more you understand it and the relevance of it, the more your own internal predictive text will filter in (and out) the most useful words.
I’d love to hear which L&D words and acronyms stumped (still stump) you?
So, for now I must bid thee farewell, as I venture forth on a most fortunate aspect of living… in other words, I’m off to do some work!
Learning doesn't just happen in a training session. It happens all around us! Follow my ramblings and continue to see the world in a different light!