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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000154.txt from 2003/06

From: "James Hobby" <jhobby@-----.net>
Subj: [kl] Law and Semantics
Date: Wed, 4 Jun 2003 23:18:19 -0400

I forgot to reply to this, before. All lawyers use jargon, but our judges
have put down an order that attorneys are not permitted to "try to" speak
Latin, because it's so embarassing to hear four or five ways to pronounce
the same word. Just a small laugh -- at our lawyers' expense. <g>

Jim

>From: "Matthew Lloyd" <Matthew@-----.uk>
>
>I subscribe to the cock up rather than the conspiracy view of poor
>drafting. I think lawyers tend to use jargon in a wish to appear
>knowledgeable or - possibly more accurately in a lot of occasions -
>because they cannot or will not appreciate that Joe Bloggs doesn't
>understand what he is saying.

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