Sunday, 19 April 2009

Just Barely

Here's a well-written, concise summary of the economic situation in the Baltic States.

Still afloat in the Baltic, just


Thanks, Jeff.

Friday, 17 April 2009

Council Jargon -- English?

It sort of looks familiar, but I don't think it deserves the appellation English. This is what local councils in the UK have made of the English language. A quote:

Councils have been told to cut the gibberish and speak plain English - and the Local Government Association has compiled a list of 200 banned words.


Newspeak or just nonsense? You be the judge. When I first took this quiz about a month ago, I got 2/7. Today I managed 5/7.

7 Questions on Council Jargon

Thanks, Phil.

Thursday, 16 April 2009