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International Plain Language Day
International Plain Language Day
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October 13 is International Plain Language Day

No, I didn't know either, until I got an office email about it.
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Rob Kelk

"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of the same sovereign, servants of the same law."
- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012


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Rare Earth, ending credits
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RE: International Plain Language Day
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Here is a good thing to help you make your words more simple.

https://splasho.com/upgoer5/
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RE: International Plain Language Day
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I did this at work some months ago:

Quote:commit 6a9677521acd0d1a9a20f019240d04716e397087
Author: Brent Laabs <blaabs@aztech.zc>
Date:  Fri Dec 21 01:35:01 2018 -0800

    Remove set of ten hundred most used words

    The same stuff is somewhere else, so we don't need it any more.
    So a whole area of company stuff goes away, very cool.
    Thinking of this funny drawing: https://xkcd.com/1133/
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RE: International Plain Language Day
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Eh. I'm an engineer in-training. For us, plain language isn't usually an option. Even when trying to dumb things down for other people. Because sometimes that dumb person is the guy to whom you need to justify an expensive and critically needed part/tool, and you can only dumb things down to an extent before you have to start explaining other things. Why? That's the word right there. Just like Mindy in the Animaniacs, they're always gonna keep asking "Why?" until you get tired or they're finally satisfied. Why? Because even if you say "Without this it goes boom" they're gonna want to know why it goes boom. Why? Because they want to know if there's a way to do things cheaper. Why? Because if he can make this cheaper, he gets more money, and everyone likes having more money.
Yasuri Nanami is my number one waifu, if only because she would horribly murder all the others if they didn't shut up and toe the line.
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