Comments on: Words, Language and Finagle’s Law of Information http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/ At the intersection of yesterday & tomorrow Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:48:33 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.9.2 hourly 1 By: Brendan Hodgson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/comment-page-1/#comment-20 Brendan Hodgson Wed, 18 Oct 2006 14:42:51 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/4481.aspx#comment-20 <br>«I write differently from the way I speak, I speak differently from the way I think, I think differently... &#171;I write differently from the way I speak, I speak differently from the way I think, I think differently…

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By: Brendan Hodgson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/comment-page-1/#comment-19 Brendan Hodgson Tue, 26 Sep 2006 17:56:36 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/4481.aspx#comment-19 As you may have noticed from an earlier post, I like words. With the right words, people and organizations... As you may have noticed from an earlier post, I like words. With the right words, people and organizations…

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By: Brendan Hodgson http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/comment-page-1/#comment-18 Brendan Hodgson Fri, 08 Sep 2006 15:41:35 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/4481.aspx#comment-18 Thanks Donna. To me, Finagle's law of information encapsulates some of the most important challenges to working in PR. <br> <br>Paul, I first read Orwell's six rules in an article in the Economist, a magazine against which I try to model all my professional writing. To me, they've set the standard. <br> <br>Thanks for the link, James. The only books that really made a difference in my writing were the "Elements of Style" and William Zinsser's "On Writing Well". But I'll certainly take a look at the link above. There's always more to learn. Thanks Donna. To me, Finagle’s law of information encapsulates some of the most important challenges to working in PR.

Paul, I first read Orwell’s six rules in an article in the Economist, a magazine against which I try to model all my professional writing. To me, they’ve set the standard.

Thanks for the link, James. The only books that really made a difference in my writing were the "Elements of Style" and William Zinsser’s "On Writing Well". But I’ll certainly take a look at the link above. There’s always more to learn.

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By: Donna Papacosta http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/comment-page-1/#comment-17 Donna Papacosta Fri, 08 Sep 2006 13:34:30 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/4481.aspx#comment-17 Great post, Brendan. And thanks for introducing me to Finagle's Law! Great post, Brendan. And thanks for introducing me to Finagle’s Law!

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By: Paull Young http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/comment-page-1/#comment-16 Paull Young Fri, 08 Sep 2006 05:54:28 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/4481.aspx#comment-16 Great post Brendan. <br> <br>I hadn't seen Orwell's six rules for writing before, I've written them down now. Great stuff. Great post Brendan.

I hadn’t seen Orwell’s six rules for writing before, I’ve written them down now. Great stuff.

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By: James Barbour http://blogs.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/2006/09/07/words-language-and-finagles-law-of-information/comment-page-1/#comment-15 James Barbour Thu, 07 Sep 2006 16:13:59 +0000 http://blogs2.hillandknowlton.com/brendanhodgson/4481.aspx#comment-15 Hear hear.  I take great delight in the English language, although I can succumb to overly flowery drafting.  But we all need to keep up the constant efforts to be both concise and bold in equal measure. <br> <br>Perhaps we should, as my first employer did, be giving Leo's junior PR execs a copy each of Ernest Gowers' Complete Plain Words on their first day.  I still have mine, you can read it here: <br> <br><a rel="nofollow" target="_new" href="http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/gowerse/complete/index.htm">http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/gowerse/complete/index.htm</a> <br> <br>Cheers <br> <br>James Hear hear.  I take great delight in the English language, although I can succumb to overly flowery drafting.  But we all need to keep up the constant efforts to be both concise and bold in equal measure.

Perhaps we should, as my first employer did, be giving Leo’s junior PR execs a copy each of Ernest Gowers’ Complete Plain Words on their first day.  I still have mine, you can read it here:

http://www.ourcivilisation.com/smartboard/shop/gowerse/complete/index.htm

Cheers

James

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