Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Use Strunk & White English

Any engineer that writes flowery, decorated, run-on sentence English should be struck about the neck and shoulders with a bag of excess words from his/her work.

Use Strunk & White's English from The Elements of Style instead. 

Here is one of the rules from The Elements of Style :

Omit unnecessary words.
That's it.  Three words with clear intent and clear scope. Unambiguous.

That's how all writing should be.

It takes more money in effort to debug flowery run-on English.  If I was a business man, I would buy a $10 copy of The Elements of Style for every employee and save $1000's in engineer time.