Style Invitational Week

Plainly Ridiculous

WINNER : Martin Bredeck

... in which we asked you to heed Al Gore's call for a return to "plain English" in public communication by finding direct quotations in the newspaper and rewriting them into "plain English."

And the winner of the U.S.S.R. tour books:

"It feels like nothing, actually." -- Cybermagnate Michael Saylor, on what it's like to lose more than a billion dollars in one day of stock reversals.

Plain English version: "I can't feel my legs. I can't feel my legs!"

See the entire contest*
(until moves the link--AGAIN)

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