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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Avoid Gobbledygook

Especially when reading the proposals and technical documents I came across a lot of Gobbledygook.

Some examples from the http://www.unfg.org/

"The relevant modules of the project are, at the inter-governmental level, mapped onto local non-donor-driven poverty reduction and sustainable growth strategies."

"In the context of improving the legal and regulatory framework, the Member States will develop inter-agency-coordinated administrative targeted policy implementation aimed at mitigating negative effects of globalization."

It is best to make things simple and written in plain English. The plain english campain website has more info: http://www.plainenglish.co.uk/

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