Plain Language Commission . Clear English Standard


  1. Writing Leeds to confusion
  2. Fall of Troy
  3. Plain language and the courts
  4. Pikestaff 75 – read it now
  5. Garner’s Modern English Usage ‘a huge achievement’
  6. Jottings
  7. Jargon for grown-ups
  8. English to be Latin of EU?
  9. Large amount of amounts
  10. ‘The reason is because’
  11. Clichés – ‘wash down’, again
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Pikestaff 66 is out now

Hot topics in this issue of our free and occasional newsletter, Pikestaff:

  • Bags of bad business writing 
  • Legal & General repays £30,000 to drivers over bad parking signs
  • Serial killer's plain language shocks her barrister
  • Ethnic questions on official forms
  • Small print in adverts
  • Ofgem simplifies tariffs
  • Uncaged ‘appropriate’ spreads everywhere
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