When you’re struggling to write something that sounds clear and sounds human (two of the essential basics of a good blog post, I’d argue), just use the words normal people would use.
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
If we use jargon, we reveal our insecurity. If we use pretentious language, we expose our arrogance. But if we use language that anyone can understand, people are much more likely to value what we do.
Sunday, December 13th, 2015
Monday, November 24th, 2014
This could come in useful for updating the Clearleft website.
Saturday, April 12th, 2014
I love the thinking behind this plugin that highlights the weasel words that politicians are so found of.
Wednesday, August 7th, 2013
Fodder for a Markov chain.
Monday, April 18th, 2011
Translation From MS-Speak to English of Selected Portions of Dean Hachamovitch’s “Native HTML5″ announcement [dive into mark]
Mark Pilgrim translates Dean Hachamovitch’s utterly bizarre and nonsensical announcement of IE10 that kept talking about “native HTML5.”
Monday, October 18th, 2010
Enterprise HTML - Provides proven high performance, enterprise-level and scalable HTML tips and best practices.
It's funny (and painful) because it's true (and painful).
Thursday, August 12th, 2010
An excellent resource for deciphering corporate business-speak gibberish (I'm going to need this when I'm eavesdropping on Andy Budd making phone calls).
Friday, May 14th, 2010
Some of the best neologisms in programming, many of them to do with bug-fixing.
Friday, February 27th, 2009
Glad to see "webinar" on this list. Shame about "lifestream."
Wednesday, August 6th, 2008
Ridiculing the empty language of the corporate world one putrid word at a time.