Monday, July 09, 2007

Introducing the Plain English Campaign

Since 1979, Englishwoman Chrissie Maher has led what she calls The Plain English campaign. Her mission is to stamp out jargon, gobbledegook, and other murky language bits that make it impossible for us to understand politicians, corporations, and others.

She keeps a blog here:

The site also lists annual "winners" of the Golden Bulls, which -- fortunately -- are shaped like cows and not their droppings.

Here's a taste of what you'll find:

Gobbledygook of the week
'The initial assessment for unscheduled care process, as part of the care pathway, requires the delivery of evidence based knowledge management support tools at this impoprtant decision node and across organisational interfaces to ensure the delivery (without duplication) of evidence based interventions which the patient understands and agrees to undertake.'

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