Here is a bit of tech-writing humor, courtesy of PlainLanguage.gov (http://www.plainlanguage.gov/examples/humor/technologywriters.cfm). This helpful website gives tips for writing clear, readable documents. It also reminds us with humor what NOT TO DO when developing technical documents. Continue reading How to Write Using Plain Language (Not!)
I halve a spelling checker;
It came with my pea sea.
It plainly marks four my revue
Mistakes I dew not sea.
I’ve sent this message threw it,
And I’m shore pleased to no
It’s letter perfect in its weigh;
My checker tolled me sew.
40 Tips for Proper English
1. Avoid alliteration. Always.
2. Never use a long word when a diminutive one will do.
4. Employ the vernacular.
5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc.
6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are unnecessary. Continue reading 40 Tips for Proper English