The power of simple words

Posted on Mar 25, 2012 in Listen & Watch, Plain Language Blog Articles

YouTubeThe introduction to this fun video of popular songs with unplain lyrics says, using “long, fancy words designed to show off your intelligence and vocabulary are all very well, but they aren’t always the best words.”

In this short, playful video Terin Izil explains why simple, punchy language is often the clearest way to convey a message. This video is from TEDEducation, launching a series on Playing with Language. Watch on YouTube.

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