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OP Greetings All
Heard yesterday of a freebie download designed to reduce the level of gobbledigook, PC- (politically correct) speak and discursiveness in one's text documents. [Bet it would just about hemorrhage if it was to run through JK Rowlings' latest offering!!]
Have loaded it to my PC (computer in this instance!) at work and recommend it to you.
Besides being a good tool it is also fun! Having scanned your document it presents a score and comments that are worth a read themselves! I always have time for people or products that don't take themselves seriously!!
I know the purists among you have a problem with AWADers recommending commercial sites. In this instance I beg your forgiveness, I truly believe this product will be a delight to many among us.
The application is called 'Bullfighter' and that's exactly what it does. The download embeds an icon and a small tools menu into your Office and Outlook tool bars so they're there ready to check the on-screen document whenever you like.
You can read about it and/or get the download at http://www.dc.com/bullfighter. Unfortunately you have to endure a 2 minute corporate video while it loads, perhaps you could the time to go make a cuppa.
Interested to hear what you think about it.
> Bullfighter runs only in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint 2000 and XP.
Which is a real shame, as it sounded interesting. Odd that they would limit their potential client base so.
edit They do have free screensavers, one of which sounds like fun.
Give us a sample!
include a word i heard coming from the mouth of a Brit expert on painting (on a PBS show called Antique Road Show) i think it is a copy of a similar BBC show. The expert refered to a woman as paintress- not a painter.. never heard that particular one before!
OP <<lifted from their screen saver as ALL my documents are, of course, bull free!!>>
"Incentivise:- Egregious consulting jargon, maybe the worst word in this dictionary. Congratulations, you're a serious consultant. Other consultants will admire your grasp of terms such as 'incentivise'. Your clients will probably nod and flee."
(Refers to the dictionary embedded in the program - to which you can add your personal favourite hate words/phrases).
Why even the most hidebound descriptivist would use this egregious neologism when we have the perfectly good incent is beyond me.
Sounds like you're quite incensed.
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