Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Shorter, clearer letters, please.

There do seem to be a lot of long rambling letters in your columns. They seem to be cobbled together using a sort of thesaurus of confusion. If you want to say, for example, ‘change’ you look it up and find ‘paradigm shift’; ‘big’ and you find ‘radical’. So if you want to say, ‘Big changes are needed in the way we do things,’ it becomes, ‘Nothing short of a radical paradigm shift is indicated in the methodology by which we execute our functionality.’
No wonder Indonesians find English difficult.
Rafiq Mahmood
Bogor, West Java