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01 February 2012

Jargon ... or how many words can you weave together?

To hear a panel discussion on the fascinating topic of jargon, visit The Fifth Floor at

The Fifth Floor is a new BBC programme that focuses on the broadcaster's 27 language services.

Three panelists on the Saturday 28 January 2012 podcast were the BBC's Russian service editor, the Vietnamese desk editor, and a reporter and producer for BBC Arabic.

The discussion starts 16 minutes and 40 seconds in and lasts for just over 10 minutes.

For avid listeners, a fun panel quiz on jargon ends the program.

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