In plain English

On the subject of the English language. Marketplace program had an interesting segment about a non-profit center called the Center for Plain Language. The mission of the center is to make sure we use simple, understandable and actionable language in our conversations.

I am sure we have all seen this before - the use of dense verbiage while writing. Lawyers have been guilty of it, doctors relish it; hell even I love long-winded sentences. If you live in the US, you would have seen a lot more of this because of the need to be politically correct all the time. It is about time, we thought beyond the need to be absolutely politically correct, and instead gave language the greater attention it deserves.

April 22, 2010

1 comments:

Serviced Apartments Hyderabad said...

Thanks for sharing the information.


Popular Posts

Subscribe / Share


Subscribe via email:

 Subscribe in a reader

 Follow me on Twitter

Blog Labels

2.0 (8) 4chan (1) 5800 (12) accounting (1) activities (1) advertising (1) airlines (2) anarchius.org (5) android (16) animation (2) app (1) apple (4) april fools (1) article (13) astronomy (1) athiesm (1) atom (2) awesome (2) battery (2) BBC (1) beta (2) biology (1) blender (1) blog (29) books (2) brain (1) BSG (1) business (7) camera (1) catb (2) chemistry (1) china (1) cloud (1) coca-cola (1) code (2) communication (8) cool (9) cosmology (1) creative (4) cricket (1) crowd sourced (2) currency (1) data (2) democracy (1) DIY (2) DMCA (1) DRM (1) easter egg (1) ebooks (1) economics (3) education (1) emergence (3) english (3) evolution (1) exercise (1) facebook (1) fail (1) fair use (1) fcc (2) feedburner (3) fffuuu (5) fiction (1) fifa (1) finance (1) firmware (7) fitbit (1) fitness (1) flash (1) flight (2) football (1) foss (6) free (2) freedom (2) funny (13) futuristic (1) gadgets (31) Galaxy SII (4) games (9) GDesk (2) gif (1) gimp (5) gmail (3) google (18) groupon (2) guitar (2) hack (2) history (5) hobbies (4) how-to (4) humor (1) iaudio (1) ice cream sandwich (3) ICS (3) ideas (13) IKEA (1) India (1) infographic (9) information (5) informative (3) inkscape (1) input (1) interesting (8) internet (5) iphone (1) japan (1) jellybean (1) kindle (3) knowledge (4) language (3) leet (1) lightning (1) links (13) Linux (5) log (1) LOST (2) LOTR (1) luddite (1) metal (1) microsoft (4) milestone (1) milwaukee (1) MIT (1) mobile (16) money (1) moot (1) morality (2) movies (5) MPAA (1) music (15) NASA (1) net neutrality (3) netflix (1) Netgear 3500L (6) networking (1) news (18) nexus one (3) nokia (13) NPR (9) nuclear (1) operating systems (1) opinion (29) p2p (3) philosophy (19) photography (6) physics (3) physiology (1) pipes (3) piracy (1) prank (1) presentation (1) privacy (3) programming (3) psychology (8) puzzles (1) quiz (1) rage comic (5) ramblings (21) rants (14) review (11) RIAA (1) robots (1) rock (1) root (1) RPG (1) rss (3) RTS (1) Samsung (2) sceptic (1) school (1) science (10) search (3) security (6) short story (1) shorts (1) simplicity (1) slashdot (2) SMB (1) snow (1) social (6) society (9) spam (1) spelling (1) spirituality (2) startup (1) statistics (1) storage (1) strategy (1) string theory (1) sustainability (1) swing (1) swype (2) symbol (1) syndication (1) tablet (4) technology (19) TED (10) television (1) template (1) time travel (2) tips and tricks (3) TomatoUSB (4) tools (6) toshiba thrive (6) travel (3) travelogue (1) triz (1) troll (1) troubleshooting (4) tutorial (5) TV (2) ugly (1) update (2) upgrade (8) useful (2) user interface (13) vacation (1) verizon (1) video (6) visualization (1) volunteering (1) VPN (1) wave (2) webcomics (9) webseries (1) website (1) wifi (2) wii (2) wiki (1) windows (1) wolfram alpha (2) world-cup (1) worldcup (1) www (1) x5 (1) xobni (1) yahoo (2) youtube (1) yro (3) ze frank (1)


Miscellaneous

 

Bloggers' Rights at EFF

 

Support CC

 

No Connection, Unpaid, My Own Opinions