Posted by Word Camel on December 23, 2003
Here's a link to a nice review of Don Watson's new book, Death Sentence, The Decay of Public Language. From the review:
'The book charts how "managerial language" has infiltrated the English of politics, business, bureaucracy, education and the arts. The book is about the rise of core strategies and key performance indicators, and the death of clarity and irony and funny old things called verbs. It is about a new language that Watson calls sludge and clag and gruel.'
I'm not sure about his solutions except for the laugher. That'll do for me.