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Subject:Latin words From:Chris Daunhauer <cdaunhauer -at- LSIJAX -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 1 Aug 1997 11:33:12 -0400
Richard Lanham, in his book Revising Prose, summarizes the "Official
Style" and offers 5 characteristics of it.
His number 1 is:
"The Official Style is built on nouns-vague, general nouns. These nouns
are often of Latin derivation, shun" words like fixation, function,
construction, education, organization, option, implementation, utilization,
or other perennial favorites like flexibility, capability, concept, and so
Working for a defense contractor, I see more than my share of poor writing.
Folks trying to "look big on paper." Poor writing abounds.
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