A simple guide on words to avoid in UK government

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  • vale

    :pencil: A syntax-aware linter for prose built with speed and extensibility in mind.

    Related: Vale is a plain-language or "prose" linter. Built a version of this for use with the US DVA


  • Vale

    Compiler for the Vale programming language - http://vale.dev/ (by ValeLang)

    So besides being a programming language you mean?


    Just kidding... A bit off topic perhaps.

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  • govuk-puppet

    Puppet manifests used to provision the main GOV.UK web stack

    >I think this ignores the reason jargon exists. To demonstrate that the speaker is part of the "in" crowd.

    It's not ignoring it because it's a guideline for writing in plain language on "www.gov.uk" for visitors seeking information. There are no named-author byline on the various informational articles on https://www.gov.uk/ -- so there's no "in crowd" to demonstrate to anybody.

    People want plain language instead of fancier words in laws, tax forms, legal contracts, etc.

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