Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Bull for E-cop?

An illiterate e-cop (e-mail) from Cambridgeshire Police has been nominated for the Plain English Campaign Golden Bull award for gobbledygook. The e-cop begins "Dear residents leaving [living] in the Castle Ward." [full stop wrong]. Click the title link to read the full e-cop. I was trained by the Plain English Campaign for the London Borough of Redbridge, which was too politically correct to use the word "English" and changed it to "Language". (You can't have all our immigrant voters thinking we put English above Punjabi, Polish or whatever!) CLICK to visit the Plain English Campaign website. It has some mind-blowing examples of gobbledygook.


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