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Pikestaff 75 – read it now

Issue 75 of Plain Language Commission’s newsletter is available on free download now.

Topics include deceptive language in food labelling and cosmetics; run-on sentences; spread of from-virus; rampant clichés; ‘reaching out’; Brexit vote merely advisory?; US election's (few) memorable phrases; language on signs; and ‘manspreading’ and ‘mansplaining’. There’s also a quiz.

Click here to download it. (0.75MB) 

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