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Do you speak Davos? Take our jargon quiz and find out

A panel discusses the future of Europe at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Reuters / Arnd Wiegmann
A panel discusses the future of Europe at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
  • Samanth Subramanian
By Samanth Subramanian

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In a wonk-fest like the World Economic Forum, jargon is everywhere. Panelists drop phrases that are well-known only in their particular sectors—and sometimes not even there. Only the most patient speakers stop to explain what they mean. We collected five of the choicest items of gobbledygook and set up a quiz to test your mettle. How well would you fare in the audience at Davos?

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