News story: GB gov't improves communication standards

Subject: News story: GB gov't improves communication standards
From: arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 12:01:55 -0400

There has been a Plain English movement in state and federal government in the US for some time, so I presumed that Great Britain also had a similar policy. Apparently, it's relatively new for them to disapprove of unclear legalese. Nonetheless, I give them credit for taking these steps:

http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSTRE52H3OH20090318

The flip side, though, is a problem with "banned words." The moment we star banning words, we infringe on freedom of speech. And, as anyone know knows me knows, that's intolerable--in the US, Britain, or anywhere.

Arroxane
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