Archive for July, 2010

Gobbledygook of the week

Friday, July 23rd, 2010

In a press release issued by a leading provider of “communication solutions”, a corporate spokesperson is quoted as opining:

“Online communities, enabled by social media tools, are having a transformational effect on enterprise communication, enabling stakeholders to access multiple information points on demand, choose their influencers and build global communities of engagement quickly and simply, and outside traditional corporate boundaries.”

Or as a normal person would say it . . .

“Increasingly, companies are talking to people online.”

Gobbledygook of the week

Monday, July 12th, 2010

Just rediscovered this wonderful piece of text in my file marked “Bad Writing”. If I recall correctly, it’s from a magazine that my local council sent to all the residents in the borough.

“Better information exchange mechanisms will be implemented and cross borough working encouraged in order to ensure better coordination of security activities, such as security patrolling and the effective collation of information relating to crime and any potential security threats to the area.”

In other words . . .

“We will work together to tackle crime.”