I doomed mankind with a free text editor
Morten Just

And it’s so true that most people who use — especially in business and politics — language that is full of buzzwords and that expresses unclear concepts either don’t really understand what they’re talking about themselves ot they’re trying to snow you.

Think back on the last political rally you went to, when you left feeling wonderful and hopeful. Think really hard! WHAT did they actually say? Bet you can’t come up with anything substantial.

For myself, I love books that use language well and in perhaps unusual ways. I think one of the reasons that the Harry Potter series gained fans at all age levels was because it was written with great English, unlike the usual young peoples’ books. And I think the reason that the author’s new series of adult books hasn’t done so well is because adult Harry Potter fans expected her to up the ante with the language and she hasn’t done it.

But that’s reading for enjoyment. I love the English language.

However, riffing off a previous commenter’s posting, yes, it would be wonderful to have a law in place where all legal documents, government rules, regulations, and forms, and all political promises had to abide by the thousand word rule.

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