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“" How Now Brown Ciao ? "...”

published 08/11/2006

ProA good communication device

ConsNo one really knows how to use it

...Or, You are What you Speak ! I was recently criticised for my manner of speech by a complete stranger in the street whilst waiting for a bus the other day. It was raining, it was cold, and I was not in the mood for criticism, I simply asked this geezer next to me the time, and he retorted with...

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Excellent

ProHe tells us to keep things short...

Cons... and then goes on, and on, and on...

I've spent a lot of my working life attempting the impossible: trying to get councils to use plain English. Local government loves gobbledegook. Not only is a spade a long-handled digging implement, there are council staff who call a bin a 'wheeled refuse container'. Impossible, as I say. But it...

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Excellent

“Improve your writing today”

published 03/09/2002

ProIt works

ConsIt means doing some work

As a writer it is all too easy to concentrate on the mechanics of submitting work to editors and to forget that the writing itself is of primary importance. We should all be constantly seeking to improve. If we do that, editorial approval will become that much easier. To that end, here are five...

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Excellent

“Sex or a Dance”

published 22/08/2001

ProSpoken and understood in many countries throught t...

ConsCan be confusing at times

So! You want to be a good writer do you? The first thing you need is a mastery of the English language. Now that seemed straight forward enough to me, or so I thought. However since arriving in Virginia, USA, my new home, I have discovered that my use of the English language is not quite the same...

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Excellent

“Details, details”

published 02/09/2001

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I read jonwhite's opinion and I have to agree that details can get you in a lot of trouble. English is a tricky language. Just when I think I have all of the dialectical differences down, a new one pops up and confuses me. I'll try to stick to what we all have in common One thing that all of the...

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Product Information : General use of the English Language

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Ciao

Listed on Ciao since: 22/08/2001