Word Smatter: Exploring Semantics, Testers, and Problems

The inevitability of communication brings in a lot of miscommunication, and especially for professionals, it’s a bit more troublesome. And to eliminate such hurdles from your testing career, you may need a good grasp on semantics, an art beyond wordplay.

Our guests on this episode:

Our guest in this episode is Mr. Damian Synadinos. He is the Founder and CEO of Ineffable Solutions, President of QA or highway, an international speaker, author, tester, trainer delivering keynotes and workshops on fundamental topics like people skills. He has over 25 years of diverse experience working in different fields; finance, retail, insurance, airlines, and education. Nonetheless, he is an expert in semantics, which is the topic for today, and let’s head straight to his session.

Show Notes


What is semantics?


It’s just semantics?


A smattering of semantics.


Boxes metaphor.


The Humpty dumpty example (Semantics).


Disputed words (with examples and some best practices).


Same but different.


Life of a word.


Phase deconstruction.


What is a problem?


What is relativism?


What are helping verbs?


Disruptive statements.


Normative statements.


What is testing, and who is a tester?

Show links

Damian Synadinos
QA or highway
Ineffable Solutions