Speaking to be understood

I had a discussion with a colleague today about plain English, and by coincidence, saw this blog post from Ben Terrett titled “Please, speak as you might to a young child, or a golden retriever”, a quote from the film Margin Call.

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Ben adds some good commentary:

“They’re using those terms because that’s what everyone else is using. Asking them to explain it simply will force them to think about what they’re saying. You’ll be surprised what they say.”

Read the full post at http://noisydecentgraphics.typepad.com/design/2013/10/speak-as-you-would-a-young-child-or-a-golden-retriever.html

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