Monday, January 10, 2011

Alfred E. Kahn and plain English

If you missed it, see the inspiring New York Times op-ed piece about the late economist Alfred E. Kahn (pictured), a man who tirelessly and successfully campaigned for plain English.

The column contains pithy quotations about diction and overuse of the passive voice.

The Takeaway: Mr. Kahn famously wrote, “If you can’t explain what you’re doing in plain English, you’re probably doing something wrong.”

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