Yet more ploddledygook
We've heard a fair bit of ‘ploddledygook' before now, and we've covered plenty of it on these pages. The police, however, continue to make very little sense.
They've come under fire, once more, for talking absolute nonsense in their ‘Candidate Information Pack' extended job advert.
The police, according to the information pack, are looking for a ‘pioneer in blue-light collaboration' who can ‘reframe dilemmas'.
Plaid Cymru plain English manifesto
With a week left until the general election, only one party has taken us up on the offer to work with them on a plain English manifesto – Plaid Cymru.
Doctors and nurses are using far too much jargon when dealing with patients, according to a recent survey.
The survey suggested that one in five patients has taken the wrong dose of medication on at least one occasion. It also found that 39% of patients surveyed would like their doctor, nurse or pharmacist to avoid technical terms when explaining medical matters.
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Plain English (Thursday 7 May 2015 in London)
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To book either course with a £50 discount on each place, just send an email to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for a special offer booking form, or 'phone Terri on 01663 744409.
This isn’t the first time we’ve mentioned this issue, but it’s now serious enough for the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to want to ban it.
The FCA has suggested that ‘opt-out’ selling, where a customer has to untick a box to avoid buying something, is earning £108million a year. Almost a fifth of those falling for the scam are completely unaware of having done so.
More mis-sold deception
We've already commented at length on the mis-sold PPI policy disaster. Banks and building societies have seemingly found a new way to dupe their customers.