Plain language, please!

SEEMS we’re all subject to the same linguistic frustrations these days – even the characters on one of my favourite cop shows.

Scene from an episode of The Closer:
Department surveillance whiz Buzz, clutching a sheet of paper, wanders distractedly in to one of Deputy Chief Brenda Johnson’s briefings.

Buzz:
“I applied for this Federal grant to upgrade our surveillance equipment and I think I got it but I need help translating this letter.”

Cop colleague:
“What language is it in?” 

Buzz:
“Government.” 

Enough said!

(Credit for the striking image above, sourced via Flikr, goes to nolifebeforecoffee – no real name provided)

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