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jargon

 

  • Jargon is the special vocabulary and terminologies used by a certain class or occupational group. Avoid jargon.
  • When the use of jargon is suitable in a specific context, provide explanations of words that would be unfamiliar to readers.

Jasmine Revolution

 

  • Refers to the 2010-2011 Tunisian Revolution that ousted former President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and sparked the impetus for the Arab Spring. See revolutions.

jihad

 

  • The holy war. Italicize.

JPEG, JPG

 

  • Acronyms for Joint Photographic Experts Group. Acronym is acceptable in all references.

Jr., Sr.

 

  • Always capitalize and use periods.
  • Use the abbreviations Jr. and Sr. only with people’s full names, and do not precede with a comma: Paul Smith Jr.
  • On second reference, it is important to distinguish between father and son: elder Smith and younger Smith.
  • The notation II and 2nd are not always the equivalent of junior; they are used also by a grandson or nephew.

judgment

  • Not judgement.