Clarity and humanity live at the center of our vocabulary when we talk about people. Automattic prefers a friendlier approach to the typical jargon for talking about staffing, hiring, and moving people. We avoid ambiguity by using a specific word or phrase to communicate the exact need.Automattic’s “Expectations” page excerpt
I contributed to the public anti-glossary because I believe words matter. How we talk about people in a group, company, organization frames — and reveals our values.
My favorite example is “replace” instead of “backfill.”
Backfill — Simpler and more clear to use a verb such as replace. A common reason would be to hire or move someone after a departure.
A friendlier, more clear approach to how we speak about each other.