Plain Language (Was: Functional Illiteracy)

Subject: Plain Language (Was: Functional Illiteracy)
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Thu, 4 Dec 1997 17:55:54 +0800

I don't know about the (capital p, capital l) Plain Language movement,
but for a marvellous essay on plain language you can't go past George
Orwell's classic 'Politics and the English Language'. It's in his
collected non-fiction -- try your local library.

E.B. White's postscript on Style in 'The Elements of Style' (a.k.a.
"Strunk and White") is also excellent.

Regards
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Stuart Burnfield
Functional Software Pty Ltd (ISO 9000 certified since 4 pm yesterday)
mailto:slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au

http://www.documentation.com/, or http://www.dejanews.com/



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