Thursday, 7 June 2007

To some readers its just Gobbledygook.

I find every day when visiting other blogsites there are people out there who use inordinate measures to unnecessarily incorporate uncommon words and phrases in order to compile an otherwise simple message, these are people who consider that an obscure, or Greek or a latin word adds weight to their statement, when in fact it does the opposite and repels readers and listeners who are only at ease with that which is normally easy to understand.
A person need not know Latin, but should at least have forgotten it.

VEST, Daily Gaggle.

13 comments:

lower deck lawyer. said...

It is a safe rule to apply that, when a mathematical or philosophical author writes with a misty profundity, he is talking nonsense.
Mike.

Keshi said...

I totally agree with ya Vesty!

I use simple vocabulary in my blog posts. And there's more readability. Not everyone is Julius Caesar! :)

Keshi.

marion c toronto said...

Vest. Got your book from the publishers. some parts foriegn to me, have re-read that delightful escapade with Emma, a real lady, but how sad for you and Emily the upper crust sweetie. Enjoyable reading.
Marion C. Toronto.

amy ..Swansea said...

Vest I can agree with what you say, these people you mention should realize that it is very vulgar to talk like a dentist, when one isn't a dentist.
It leaves a false impression.

wally said...

mr vest ,canyou give me one of your books as i'm a reglar commenter on your blog, wally

Vest said...

L D L, Keshi and Amy thanks for calling.

Marion: Ta for the plug, it is good for my soul. call anytime, and thanks for the e mail too.

Wally: No!

wally said...

mr vest i'm disapointed. but thats not all, can you tell me the reason. wally

Vest said...

Wally: I certainly can.

1, You never said "please".

2, This is not like a talk back show on 2GB, and lawsey giving away cheap J,Laws watches to boost ratings. In fact my records show J Laws was sent a copy by my sec (wife) nearly two years back,and no payment or thanks received, it seems celebs can be pikers too. Because all royalties are going to charity and you seemingly a charity case; educationally,I
shall send a copy on receipt of your address, with the word "Please" attached sent by email to me. If a copy is sent you will receive your new code number to be typed after your name if or when you may comment in the future. I await with bated breath.

Vest said...

Wally: Thank you for your Email message. Your package will arrive Tuesday or Wednesday. Dont forget to include your new code number when you comment next.

Anonymous said...

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.

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Anonymous said...

Parlez vous francaise?

Vest said...

(Anon-Parlez vous francaise?). No!.

Winston Spencer Churchill, ex Brit PM. From one of his habitual previously prepared impromptu speeches; declared, "It is better the others learn English than we learn a dying language".

Anonymous said...

The French and the Germans and the japanese and the chinese and the Indians will rule the world soon

u better learn some new languages soon

u can start with Hindi
English will only be spoken in less developed countries

the Queens English is already dead
thanks to the americans

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