Writing Topics: legalese

Google’s new Terms of Service

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Google have had a lot of flak from privacy campaigners and even the EU for their new Terms of Service, which came into effect on 1 March. More interesting for Clarity is that they’ve made a big effort to use simple language and avoid legalese. They’ve also included links to explain technical terms in plain […]

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Write for the guy who stole the chickens

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JUDGE: The charge here is theft of frozen chickens. Are you the defendant? DEFENDANT: No, sir, I’m the guy who stole the chickens. Why is is so hard to persuade corporate types to write like human beings? Answer: they’re terrified of getting into trouble with the Legal department. And ever noticed that the less status […]

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