How To: What Is Afterdrop

Some concepts or acts can be so fundamental to a communal activity that the members of that community can forget that they once may not have known of the concept, let alone the meaning as the activity becomes second nature. These acts, which we might call unconscious assumptions, are not ignored, but accepted, language grows around them that the community understands and uses. 

But that language may be opaque to outsiders, or newcomers. It can be difficult for outsiders to differentiate between such words or phrases and buzzwords. One clarifies and conveys a common if specific meaning (afterdrop) whereas the other (“synergistic metamorphosis”, “going forward” etc) only excludes because such phrases are intended to convey status and a secret language of initiates or simply a lack of understanding of the word meanings.

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