Sunday, January 30, 2011

Plain English at the FCO....

I'm probably alone in finding the following response from the Foreign Office to a question from Alok Sharma MP about the reduction of jargon and the use of plain English amusing, but according to Alistair Burt MP,,
Ministers and the FCO Board launched a diplomatic excellence initiative in November 2010 which will ensure there is a sharper focus on the use of precise, accurate English and avoiding jargon.
There's nothing better than a "diplomatic excellence initiative" to place a "sharper focus" on precise English is there?

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