Cambridgeshire Police Up For Bad English Award – Are Black Drivers To Blame?
Anorak brings you the message written by one our old staffers.
The Plain English Campaign calls it “ploddledygook”:
“We can all have a giggle about this, but there is a serious message.”
“There is no care taken in this message. Perhaps the writer doesn’t have sufficient ability, but it has clearly not been proof-read. People have the right to information they can understand and you would expect something more from a police force.”
To simplify things, the police have been issued with new guidelines:
“Hello, hello, hello” is now “hi”.
“You’re nicked” becomes “Gotcha!”
“Is this your car? sir” reverts to “How did a black fella like you get a car like this?”