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Thread #151691   Message #3544732
Posted By: DMcG
02-Aug-13 - 01:20 PM
Thread Name: BS: $5 Word Contest...
Subject: RE: BS: $5 Word Contest...
A google search didn't readily show it, but some well known author of the past declared that good writing is not such that those who want to understand it can, but that the reader must understand it, whether they want to or not. A good principle, I think, and I agree with sciencegeek that there are an awful lot of small ideas hiding behind impressive words in many fields. Management-speak is a prime example, but there's no shortage in other disciplines...