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More mis-sold policies…

Not so long ago, we covered the mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) fiasco – huge numbers of people saddled with pointless policies which they ended up being compensated for.

These were policies that were created for no reason other than to make money. And it seems that the lessons of the PPI disaster have quickly been forgotten if ‘bankruptcy indemnity policies’ are anything to go by.

Read more: More mis-sold policies…

Waffle extractor

It’s a shame that such a thing is needed, but fair play to Houston PR for their online tool polifiller.com.

The website, which lists a ‘cliché of the day’ (‘Tightening their belts’ when I looked) strips all nonsense and surplus waffle from politicians’ comments.

Read more: Waffle extractor

Plain English awards

Russell Brand

It's awards time again at Plain English Campaign, which means another Foot in Mouth winner has been announced.

Follow this link to see all the awards.

Our 2014 winner is more than worthy of the best past winners and was the overwhelming choice.

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Open course special offer

We have a small number of places left on the following course:-

Grammarcheck (Wednesday 16 September 2015 in London)

To book this course with a £50 discount on each place, just send an email to us at info@plainenglish.co.uk and ask for a special offer booking form, or 'phone Terri on 01663 744409.

The lazy uncertainty of the long-winded

We at Plain English Campaign know how empty and pointlessly complex business jargon is. Though it’s always good to have a renowned cognitive scientist behind us.

Steven Pinker, writer of many critically acclaimed books on the brain, language and behaviour, recently published a language style guide, The Sense of Style. In it, he heavily criticises office gobbledygook.

Read more: The lazy uncertainty of the long-winded

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