Tamsin Constable

The 100 banned words – what’s your score?

A few years ago, councils received a list of 100 words and phrases they should avoid using. This was compiled by the local government association (LGA), an association of English and Welsh local authorities representing over 50 million people.

The idea was to encourage local authorities to ditch jargon and use Plain English, so that the rest of us could understand what they’re on about.

Here’s the list – what’s your score?

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