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Simple, Direct Language Is Always the Best Choice!

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities I know it’s been a while, but we’re still here! And what better way to come back from a break than by … Continue reading

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Plain Language

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever I know that this isn’t news since the Plain Language Act passed last year, but since I’ve recently talked about convoluted and over-inflated language, I thought I’d mention it … Continue reading

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Convoluted and Over-Inflated Language

In Literally, the Best Language Book Ever, I have a chapter called “You Thought You Were Clever, But..” in which I talk about words, phrases, and expressions that might have once been clever or cute but have lost all charm … Continue reading

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Classic Example of Over-Inflated Language

By Paul Yeager, author of Literally, the Best Language Book Ever and Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities. Over-inflated and convoluted language does not make a person sound more intelligent, but it does make a person seem as if: he’s … Continue reading

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Common Sense from Down Under: Convoluted Language

I just wanted to share an article I found when I searched for “convoluted language” today:  Convoluted language leads to convoluted thinking. Not only does it hit on one of this blog’s favorites (calling every problem an issue), it also … Continue reading

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Voluntary Social Distancing and Self Isolation

If you have the flu, one of the best things you can do to prevent its spread is what many experts now recommend–participate in voluntary social distancing or self isolation. Sure, those options will help, or you could do what … Continue reading

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