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STRAIGHT TALKERS TARGET JARGON

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The Campaign for Plain English has again attacked councils for using jargon. ...
The Campaign for Plain English has again attacked councils for using jargon.

One example saw Oxford City Council 'examine the feasibility of creating a structure in Hinksey Park from indigenous vegetation to provide a sun shade at the east end'.

Campaign founder Christine Maher said: 'Presumably, they mean they're going to plant a tree.'

Conwy CBC discussed a future housing development in the following terms: 'The site is flat and relatively large and the opportunity should be taken to benefit from passive solar gain by careful consideration of their orientation.'

Ms Maher said: 'We can only guess they mean that houses should face the sun.'
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