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Words are an integral part of the law. Arguments are built on words. Briefs are built on words. Statutes are built on ... you guessed it, words. As a tip of the hat to the wordiest day of the year (that’s you Dictionary Day), here’s a list of “word” articles for all the legal logophiles (aka lover of words).
You don’t want a surgeon with shaky hands; likewise, you don’t want a lawyer with a shaky vocabulary. “Shaky,” in the legal realm, is an inability to tower over a definition and slice it with molecular exactitude.
Every dog has its day, but not every cliche has a place in your next filing. Legal writing can be so cliche-ridden that we decided to go the extra mile and bring you another installment of expressions that are as clear as mud.
In the mainstream media, the establishment often creates a neo-romantic idea of modern democracy. Only the avid American understands this.
The word “with” can be a helpful word. It helps give a subject a sense of possession. While it can help sentences, it can also weaken them.
Are you too lawyerly to wield a little poetry? If so, you’re neglecting a legal writing weapon.
Have you ever read something and realized that a word was used incorrectly? Chances are we all have and the only way to correct it is to be able to distinguish differences between words.
We have all seen words used incorrectly. There will always be those words that sound too similar to distinguish the difference which word is meant and which meaning that is associated with it.
Have you ever read something and realized that a word was used incorrectly? It can drive some people crazy (myself included), but there will always be those words that sound too similar to distinguish the difference which word is meant and which meaning that is associated with it.
Some people think you can tack “–ize” onto any noun and create a verb; however, many nouns have no business being used as verbs.
The word “democracy” is sometimes called forth like flood waters - an impactful force let loose but also a deluge without constraints.
There are many ways to make a good first impression. A huge tool for that in the business realm is writing.
When making a resume many of us were told to be truthful, but make it standout. One way to make it stand out is by the choice of words you use.
The lawyers are considered a lot of things, but one of the first things that comes to mind when describing them is this - wordy.
No matter who you work for, you always want them to look good, maintain a good image. One thing that could make or break your company’s image is the writing it produces and sends out to clients.
If you want to know how to make you writing good and powerful, who better to turn to for advice than the great newspaper legend Joseph Pulitzer.
There is always room for improvement. For those of you who are looking to improve your writing ....
Do you use any of the 26 words in your daily communications?
We can easily misunderstand a message with a misuse of one word. Some instances are harder to identify than others.
“Crazy” … “insane” … 2 terms to describe yourself? Good choices if you’re selling yourself as a pro wrestler; otherwise, they’re bad choices, right?
Today’s society is always on the go and as a result it has changed the way we write things. Whether you’re a journalist or other profession involving writing you want to make your writing as precise as possible.
Being compared to cheap cologne, trans fat, or being told you’re “not a friend”, doesn’t typically end with a happy ending.
Are you one of those people who uses the word “literally” a lot (and probably not correctly in many instances).
Have you ever read over your (or a friend’s) resume and felt like it sounded a little bland?