Plain English campaign news articles
Government Latin ban
- Created on Monday, 25 July 2016 14:27
The Government has taken the surprising step of banning Latin abbreviations from its websites.
So e.g., i.e. and etc will all soon be booted off GOV.UK pages, apparently because foreign readers find them ‘difficult to read’. A spokesman said the phrases could even confuse English speakers who were ‘under stress or in a hurry’.
We voted 'Leave' – what now?
- Created on Friday, 24 June 2016 12:28
Summer special offer
- Created on Thursday, 23 June 2016 10:57
We have a summer special offer for you.
Do you have a leaflet you want us to edit and Crystal Mark for £200? That’s £200 for editing, rewriting and bringing your document up to Plain English Crystal Mark standard.
Web deceit gets trickier
- Created on Monday, 13 June 2016 10:58
We’ve already highlighted some of the dodgy techniques websites use to con customers.
Shamefully, not only have many websites continued to use them (and, in some cases, pass them off as perfectly OK), they’ve started to use even sneakier programs.
- Created on Friday, 20 May 2016 14:26
You know all about the SATS controversy. Teacher frustration, parent demonstrations, child misery.
We’ve had plenty of contact from teachers and irate parents in particular. And the evidence – in this case the actual SATS questions, as sent in to us – suggest they’ve got plenty of reason to be upset.