Monthly Archives: November 2015


Reflections on what makes good English

    When we speak or write we tailor our language to suit the audience and the occasion. In casual conversation, for example, we employ a different vocabulary and grammar from, say, the language we would use at a job interview. Equally, we would adjust the tone and complexity of what we say from [...]

By |November 30th, 2015|0 Comments

Jargon busters

  Jargon busters   A pet hate of most people is jargon. Nationwide Building Society released some research in September 2015 revealing that more people understood text speak than financial jargon. 79% of people know that LOL means Laugh out Loud, while only 66% know that PAYE stands for Pay As You Earn. Just 61% [...]

By |November 17th, 2015|0 Comments