Plain English campaign news articles
A dirty way to clean up
- Created on Friday, 18 September 2009 16:32
Plain English Campaign is sending the Keep Britain Tidy poster campaign straight to the bin where it belongs. The partly government-funded organisation of Keep Britain Tidy have chosen a poster campaign featuring sexual slang and innuendo as a way to promote health and environmental issues.
Paris-Orkney for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline
- Created on Thursday, 30 July 2009 12:45
One of our trainers, Thorfinn Johnston, has just completed a sponsored cycle ride from Paris to Orkney to raise money for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline.
Double 30th birthday celebrations
- Created on Monday, 27 July 2009 01:00
July brings double celebrations, with 30 years passing since both the birth of European elections and the start of Plain English Campaign’s fight against jargon and gobbledygook.
Did jargon cause the 'Credit Crunch'?
- Created on Wednesday, 08 July 2009 13:23
Many of us will have watched the recent Channel 4 documentary on ‘Dispatches – How the banks went bust’ with feelings of helplessness, disbelief and frustration.
The comments made by the financial experts contributing to the programme were like Plain English Campaign’s predictions over the past 30 years. But there was little satisfaction for us in knowing that language had been exploited and misused to such an extent as to contribute to the economic disaster being felt on a worldwide scale.
High level Ploddledygook tops jargon charts with 102-word sentence
- Created on Friday, 03 July 2009 13:15
Plain English Campaign have a hot runner for their Golden Bull awards for 2009 with this 102-word quote taken from the Association of Chief Police Officer's (ACPO) response to the Government’s green paper on policing.