And my son, who works in education for heaven's sake, just texted that he was in a (remote) meeting where "dialogue" was used the same way. "We will need to dialogue this." WHAT?! You may engage in a dialogue and you may speak in a language, but please, no dialoging or languaging.
I also became completely distracted during a recent Zoom meeting - held by a highly-rated college, I might add - which used the following "marketing speak."
-"We need to do some big picture framing."
-"This project is going to need some new guard rails."
-"The presentation is a good capture of where we are."
-"We need to have stakeholder input and content coalition building."
And the WORST offender: "What are our learnings from this?" I mean, it's not enough to turn nouns into verbs. Now we're turning verbs into nouns!
Yes, the Language Curmudgeon (Anxiety Girl's alter ego) knows there are horrible things going on in this world, which is why standards must be maintained.
Oh, and I recently talked to an editor at a well-known website, and he told me that that I could potentially write for "six vertical publications." I was too embarrassed to ask what a vertical publication was. Later, I googled it. Vertical publications have content focused on a particular industry, business or profession. We used to call them "trade magazines."
Back in the day when people spoke English.