Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Netiquette Quote of The Day on Language - Via Netiquette IQ

My last blog contained an article which listed the least desirable words/phrases for resume cover letters or many other categories of messages. Email is sensitive. A misplaced comma or badly timed word can ruin an entire well-written message and all of the contents attached to it. Phrases which become dated can also be ruinous for email, given that the typical attention span time for a new message is three to eight seconds. I thought today's quote by Ezra Pound might be very appropriate here.

"Good writers are those who keep the language efficient. That is to say, keep it accurate, keep it clear."
Ezra Pound
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