Awards Will Highlight Gobbledygook, Gibberish and Jargon

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The first Online Gobbledygook, Gibberish and Jargon Awards (http://www.GobbledygookAwards.com) will highlight the "best-of-the-worst" gobbledygook on the Web.

The Party of the First Part

The first Online Gobbledygook, Gibberish and Jargon Awards (http://www.GobbledygookAwards.com) will highlight the "best-of-the-worst" gobbledygook on the Web.

The awards will spotlight techno-babble, legalese, bureaucratese and other meaningless phrases, vague generalities, and wordy, nonsensical writing.

Anyone can submit an entry at http://www.GobbledygookAwards.com/EntryForm.html. All types of writing are eligible, including websites, articles, news releases, blogs and presentations, as long as the item can be verified online. Entries will be posted on the Gobbledygook website as they are reviewed and approved. The "winning" entries and the people submitting those entries will receive certificates when winners are announced next February.

"So much writing today fails to communicate," said Kay Paumier, a marketing-communications and public relations consultant who founded the Online Gobbledygook, Gibberish and Jargon Awards. "We hope that these lighthearted awards will make organizations think twice before writing pompous, unintelligible copy."

In addition to Paumier, the judges are:

  •     Richard Lederer, author of more than 30 books about language, history, and humor, including his best-selling "Anguished English" series
  •     Adam Freeman, one of America's leading commentators on law and author of the book "The Party of the First Part"
  •     Jeff Rubin, the Newsletter Guy who founded Punctuation Playtime and National Punctuation Day, and
  •     Matthew Stibbe, writer-in-chief at Articulate Marketing and author of the Bad Language blog about writing.

About the Gobbledygook Awards
The Online Gobbledygook, Gibberish and Jargon Awards are sponsored by the California-based Communications Plus marketing-communications and public relations firm (http://www.CommunicationsPlus.net). The awards honor the best-of-the-worst techno-babble, legalese, bureaucratese and other meaningless phrases, vague generalities and wordy, nonsensical writing. For more information visit http://www.GobbledygookAwards.com or call 510-656-8512.

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