Plain English campaign news articles
Plain English Campaign talking money at Wall Street
- Created on Tuesday, 06 October 2009 13:59
Plain English Campaign welcomes a banking specialist from the famous Wall Street of the United States of America to the lesser known Wall Street of Buxton. Sara Muñoz, journalist with the Wall Street Journal will arrive in Derbyshire, the home of plain English, to interview Chrissie Maher OBE and founder of Plain English Campaign about whether financial jargon was the cause of the credit crunch. You can read Sara Muñoz' article about Chrissie in the Wall Street Journal by following this link.
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.