Modern Manglish: Gobbledygook Made Plain

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About the Author
Neil James is the chair of the International Plain Language Working Group and the author of three books, including Writing at Work. Harold Scruby is the author of Manglish and Waynespeak. Alan Moir is the editorial cartoonist for the Sydney Morning Herald and a former editorial cartoonist for the Bulletin and Brisbane's Courier-Mail. He is the recipient of two Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism and six Stanley Awards for Editorial Cartoonist of the Year. He is the illustrator of Are We Nearly There Yet? Caroline Jones is a journalist and the author of Through a Glass Darkly.

"People who love to note misuse of language will adore this book, which analyses our epidemic of gobbledegook. Ignorance of English usage is one problem, jargon another. Politico-speak gets a thrashing here, as does willful obfuscation...If you love language, this will make you laugh and groan."
--Lucy Sussex, Sunday Age

"A must-read for all politicians, businesspeople, and sports commentators. Hopefully to become an audiobook for footballers."
--Leo Schofield

"If I die laughing my family will sue the authors."
--Phillip Adams

"Despite the evidence presented here, do not despair about the state of the language, do not lose hope. For in exposing this language James and Scruby arm you with the best weapon for fighting back: laughter. So read, laugh, and keep this book close at all times. It's your survival manual for the language jungle."
--William Lutz, author of Doublespeak