A few words from Blaise Pascal
12/07/10 10:49 AM Filed in: General, public relations
"If I had more time I would
write a shorter letter."
- Blaise Pascal
We who write hoped Twitter's limit of 140 characters would force a renewed economy and precision in messages. Instead, we got bad spelling. We believe the use of "deets" to mean "details" would trouble Pascal, the French mathematician, inventor, philosopher and writer, as it does us.
As the person who wrote that all human evil comes from "man's being unable to sit still in a room," Pascal might be bothered by more than Facebook. Still, we worry about the English used in media, social and otherwise, because we believe word choice and sentence structure hold more power than the ability to abbreviate.
At Executive Media, we know writing and editing. We take spelling and grammar seriously. We can tighten and brighten your website content, your speeches and your publications. We can make your message sound loud and clear.
Talk to us at Executive Media. We’re in downtown Indianapolis. We use words carefully.