Monday, October 29, 2018


MSD has rewritten the old Social Security Act. Today they publish some legislative terminology changes.

Old term     
Attention and supervision substantially in excess of that normally required 
New term
Substantially more attention and supervision than is normally required.
Reason (for change)
Plain English


Old term
Normal functions
New term
Everyday functions
More inclusive language
Is 'normal' ok or not? Probably not but you can't say 'everydayly'.

What concerns me is the time and expense that went into the exercise bearing in mind:

The new Act replaces some outdated terms with more inclusive language and plain English. MSD is updating all its websites, forms and letters with the new terms.

Heavens to Murgatroyd!!

Yikes. That dated expression should no doubt also be 'updated'.

Any ideas for a 'plain English' or 'inclusive' alternative??

1 comment:

GCMC said...

Heavens to Betsy...?