Monday, October 22, 2007

Handy-dandy Business Writing Pointer of the Day

Anytime you think to use the word "Action" as a verb, as in "I'll action this item immediately" you can replace it with "act on", and save yourself a letter while preserving our beloved English language from turning into a pidgin cesspool quite so quickly.

Don't Verb Nouns!TM

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By al - 10:18 AM |

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"i'll action this item immediately"

who the hell SAYS that? no, REALLY!
 
I get at least one e-mail a day with only that bit of language butchery in it. There are so many more.
 
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