I am cringing in the back row of a Hartford courtroom as yet another fellow attorney mangles English into legalese. This particular attorney's sin is his constant use of the word "indicate," oblivious to context, or to the accuracy of using it. In his world, apparently, people never say anything; cases never state anything; and opposing counsel never told him anything - they all indicate, indiscriminately. And so I wonder, why do so many J.D.'s desperately need a course in ESL?
Dan K.'s Inferno
Cross Words For Lawyers Who Mangle The Language
The Connecticut Law Tribune
January 30, 2012
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