Saturday, January 21, 2012

another view of plain English

CHINUA ASUZU, of the Assizes Lawfirm in Lagos, Nigeria, has written an article called: "I Give You that Orange: Language and Style in Nigerian Legal Writing", urging lawyers in his country to use plain English. His references to the archaic uses of English among lawyers in Nigeria may make it easier for some U.S. lawyers to recognize their own bad habits. His memorable turns of phrases are highly quotable. He even refers to our co-blog-editor, Judy Fischer, as "learned author" (which, indeed, she is).


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