Upwork encourages obfuscatory verbiage

A contracting service says: Don’t use a simple word if you can replace it with an obscure polysyllabic lexeme.

Upwork, a major service that arranges contractual work, has just issued some advice for clients communicating with workers across language barriers:

You may be working with a freelancer for whom English is a second (or third!) language. Use clear and straightforward communication by avoiding metaphors and easy-to-understand vocabulary.


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