Tried reading a book last night and found myself distracted by all the “idiot speak.”
“Idiot speak” is when the characters say things to each other that they all already know. It’s a transparent vehicle for the author to offer backstory. Seamless integration is the much better, though more difficult, way to go.
I hasten to add that I’m not the person who named “I.S.” that, which I admit sounds harsh. I’ve seen it referred to that way in writing articles.