What is POFP?

Why do lawyers refer to long documents as briefs and
18-year olds as infants? Why do they use so much Latin when so few of their
clients are Ancient Romans? Is it a conspiracy?

Party of the First Part has the answers! Check out the Website for the
Legalese Hall of Shame; a glossary of legal words linked to Adam Freedman's
columns; tips on writing legal documents in plain English; and more!

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Great Language Site

I just recently came across this site: Away With Words. The proprietor of the site, Nancy Friedman (no relation), describes the subject matter as "Names, brands, writing, and the quirks of the English language." At the moment, for example, she's got some very amusing posts about Lufthansa's pseudo-German ("Germlish") ads, and Macy's "cringe-covered" boots. Enjoy!