December 2005 Archives

Plain English

By Tdol on Dec 13, 2005 | | 0 Comments

The Plain English Campaign, who want public communication to use plain English, have announced their winners for this year and also made their selection for their 'Foot in Mouth' and 'Golden Bull' awards, for the most baffling quote by a public figure and the worst example of gobbledygook respectively.

Rhodri Morgan, the Welsh First Minister, won the 'Foot in Mouth' category for the second time for the following:

The only thing which isn't up for grabs is no change and I think it's fair to say it's all to play for, except for no change.

Continue reading Plain English.

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