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