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    fiddler crabby

    The big problem with "plain language" is that:

    A) It would reveal fuzzy thinking
    B) It would reveal 'translation' errors and intent
    C) It would provoke the educational equivalent of sectarian strife over interpreting the gospel.
    D) It would make it difficult to distinguish staff from civilians.

    I'm indulging in a bit of snark here, but you know what I mean. Too often the progression is:

    I'm a plain talker, you are rude, and he's insulting.

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sun Jul 29, 2007 at 01:02:32 PM PDT

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