Plain English campaign news articles
Yet more ploddledygook
- Created on Thursday, 14 May 2015 15:58
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
- Created on Thursday, 30 April 2015 16:07
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.
- Created on Monday, 20 April 2015 11:02
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.
Plain English in Cardiff
- Created on Friday, 10 April 2015 16:46
We have a small number of places left on our Thistle Cardiff City Centre plain English course on 24 June. To get £50 off one of the remaining spots, contact Terri on 01663 744409, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Created on Monday, 30 March 2015 09:33
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.