Convoluted language…

November 22, 2005 at 2:28 pm 4 comments

I just received a memo that started…

‘Pursuant to the above captioned matter received for review and consideration, the following notations were made in respect of the various components that were included therein.’

Does this mean ‘Please find attached our comments on the above mentioned subject’?

If so, why won’t people just say that? And is it no surprise that after this start, I feel very reluctant to read the rest of the memo?

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Taylor  |  November 22, 2005 at 4:13 pm

    first I like your blog nice entries, their fun to read.
    Second I hate reading anything that is formatted like that.

    Reply
  • 2. Guyana-Gyal  |  November 22, 2005 at 4:38 pm

    You’re smarter ‘n’ me…I couldn’t figure out wot the heck it was saying!

    Welcome to the Civil Service.

    Reply
  • 3. damanimichael  |  November 23, 2005 at 7:11 pm

    basically, if they talked normally everyone would understand them so then their jobs would be redundant – ever read a legal document? ever read one for fun? good luck to you!

    Reply
  • 4. bakanal luva  |  November 26, 2005 at 6:20 am

    u’r definitely workin with de gov’t!

    Reply

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