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Pikestaff 72 – read it now
In this issue of our occasional newsletter, you'll find perky, quirky and sometimes outspoken articles on plain-language-related themes (with plenty of hyphens carefully positioned). Topics include the following:
- PLAIN's conference plea for more-accessible websites.
- How the UK Government broke its very plain pledge on care-home-fees, just weeks after winning the general election.
- Gorenje website: really ‘Life Simplified’?
- Engineering company destroyed by a typo.
- Package leaflets for medicines could be clearer – despite EC tests.
- UK’s in-out referendum question shaken all about by the Electoral Commission.
- How a leading charity used small print to snare donors.
- Loose chippings from the Tower of Babel – snippets on language in the news
- Loopy new world of gender-political language.
- Desikan, India consumer champion and plain-language pioneer, dies at 82.
- England’s cricket win raises small-print refund question.
- Editing a grateful National Trust.
- Parking (again): green light for parking predators as appeal court rules against consumers.
- Why tax is still too taxing.
- Disgusting cliché alert: even Lonely Planet authors ‘wash down’ their food.