Plain English Day

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Hello there,

Thing of the Day is touching base with you to facilitate a deliverance of an initiative by the Plain English Campaign called ‘Plain English Day’. This is a proactive and not reactive vision to streamline deliverables, make communication more blue-sky thinking and action the enhancement of the core competancies and knowledge bases of both service users and human resources. This multidisciplinary empowering of clients can only provide a win-win situation for all holistics, particularly when the situation is mission-critical.

Did you get any of that? No? OK.

Today is Plain English Day where the Campaign for Plain English encourages people and organisations to stop talking in jargon, cliches and other kinds of drivel and, well, talk properly. Here is their website with some examples for you all to cringe at:

http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/index.php

And here are a list of banned words from the Local Government Association:

http://www.lga.gov.uk/lga/aio/209444

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