Comments on: Zen And The Art Of Dumbing Down Your Prose http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/zen-and-the-art-of-dumbing-down-your-prose/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Richard Pauli http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/zen-and-the-art-of-dumbing-down-your-prose/#comment-22902 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:47:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12598#comment-22902 Succinct !

Thanks.

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By: Jeff http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/zen-and-the-art-of-dumbing-down-your-prose/#comment-22901 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 17:59:20 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12598#comment-22901 William Zinser’s “On Writing Well” has always served me well.

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By: Cal http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/zen-and-the-art-of-dumbing-down-your-prose/#comment-22900 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 14:20:59 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12598#comment-22900 Ha! I’ve written a saltier version of this to my colleagues at a small non-profit. I have to give acronym decoder rings to our new board members, too, so they can follow all the ridiculous conversations we have. And we wonder why people glaze over when we talk/write.

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By: kiyohisa tanada http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/zen-and-the-art-of-dumbing-down-your-prose/#comment-22899 Wed, 22 Feb 2012 11:56:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12598#comment-22899 When I make a sentence, “plain words” “let a partner imagine” it “simply”
I think so this to be important.
Because English cannot talk, I use “the translation software”.
Because the translation software cannot write a long sentence,
I cannot make a sentence definitely when I do not divide it into “a word”.
Therefore my sentence is short.
It may become the document which anyone is easy to understand.
I often revise a sentence and cannot be readily completed.

The politician wants to talk for a long time.
This is a thing same in Japan.
But the contents do not change and do not often know what I say.
If they improve this with caution, I think that a better speech is possible.
This is my opinion.

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By: Arman.- http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/zen-and-the-art-of-dumbing-down-your-prose/#comment-22898 Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:44:24 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12598#comment-22898 Slang….

Moreover we read the people write s.m.s, email and conversation among on their community, make us thought the contains and the meaning what they want. The human want anything are a simple and do not care the impact of that. Basically, we tired with to stand on ceremony and always looks for common identity: Freedom of actions.

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