At Ceely’s Modern Usage the author blogs about words and practices that are spurious, monstrous, and unfit for usage.
Today it is: Bad Writing: On the Efficaciousness of Not Obfuscating the Obvious
… Why do some authors of “scholarly” works feel the need to use jargon and incomprehensible pseudo-scientific sentence constructions to make themselves sound important? This language, which I will call “PhDese,” is found in every discipline. It’s like a coded language that only scholars who have been through grad school can understand: it’s a way to sort the riff from the raff…
A second problem is the use of everyday English words in unorthodox ways.
Decomposing library activities into granular, self-contained functions
helps us better understand libraries, and in doing so, helps in the
development of flexible, consistent library services.