Thursday, November 15

I'm chuffed at this rating

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One of the skills of a journalist should be clear, strong writing, and this rating delights me. It suggests I use language appropriate to the matters I like to discuss. Any simpler, like "primary school", and this blog couldn't get its ideas across. Any higher, like "university", and you could suggest I'm trying to show off.

It's the writing style you'll see in a newspaper which respects its readers' intelligence.

But I don't always get it right. After the previous post, a friend asked me to explain "exponential". And I'd been rather pleased at coming up with the phrase, "exponential explosion of emails".

Looking at that phrase again, I winced. If it's not tautology, it's damn close to it.

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