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  • Mandy Collins

    Fabulous post as always, Caryn. Your plain language pieces should be required reading for companies and corporations.

  • Lisa

    It is interesting to note, that at the present time in Parliament, conditions are such that superfluous phrases are used in order to, and in recognition of the fact that one might sound important when one is making a statement :)
    (I count 7 in there)

  • Caryn Gootkin


  • Caryn Gootkin

    Thank you, Mandy. I suspect, though, that the culprits are the last people to read pieces such as mine.

  • Peter Van Der Schyff

    Two profound quotes come to mind:
    1. “Don’t use words too big for the subject. Don’t say “infinitely” when you mean “very”; otherwise you’ll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite” – CS Lewis
    2. “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human voice to infuse them with deeper meaning” – Maya Angelou

    Both add value to the concept of plain English.

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