Wednesday, September 30, 2009

California Judge Laments That There Is No Rehab Clinic for Acronym Addicts

It seems that judges have had enough of bad writing, improper punctuation, dangerous staples, and now overuse of acronyms. 

An appellate court justice in California wrote a 27-page opinion that criticized lawyers for "descending into an alphabet soup of jargon-based acronyms."  He wrote his opinion (without using acronyms) as a "small protest against the further uglification of the English langauge."  Click here to read more.

No reaction yet from the legal-political community in Washington DC, where many lawyers speak only by using acronyms.

Hat tip to Peter Friedman, Assistant Visiting Professor at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

(mew)

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/2009/09/california-judge-lamets-that-there-is-no-rehab-clinic-for-acronym-addicts.html

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