Plain English Campaign hands out jargon awards

We in HR love our jargon, probably more so than most professions. But even HR would struggle to beat some of these baffling and bad examples of official documents and communication from government departments, councils and the private sector.

The Plain English Campaign has handed out its annual Golden Bull Awards to the worst offenders. Some of these are truly mind-blowing.

Winner of the famous Foot in Mouth Award for top gobbledegook was Lord Mandelson for his comment on the investigations into MP’s expenses.


“Perhaps we need not more people looking round more corners but the same people looking round more corners more thoroughly to avoid the small things detracting from the big things the Prime Minister is getting right.”

Inspired stuff I think you’ll agree.

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