Hi Paul,

I read that same article and couldn't believe it – it is absolutely ridiculous! I think there are two problems, (1) he has a PHD (and that is often an indicator of bad communication skills – sure there are a couple of reasons for this), and (2) he has probably been in the state department for too long.

Anyway, luckily there are some people out there who are still trying to bridge the gap with “normal” language 🙂 Some of them hang out at http://www.theforumsa.co.za

Check out this post specifically – http://www.theforumsa.co.za/forums/showthread.php?t=453

Keep well,
Duncan