Nov 25, 2007

Plain Language Independence [LINK]

My latest letter to the Glob:

To achieve energy independence, Burton Klein insists that one of the measures we absolutely must not consider is "drilling for more oil anywhere in the 50 states." The only way I can make sense of this statement is to assume that the phrase "energy independent" doesn't mean what it clearly says. Perhaps a phrase like "energy conservation" or "energy reduction" wouldn't be so "plain language independent."

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