If possible, we must slake our paucity of compassion for the illiteracy and ignorance of the common man; we must lend ourselves to encouragement and assistance to his need, lest he be bound to that blight for perpetuity. Me
: the act or process of using words, sounds, signs, or behaviors to express or exchange information or to express your ideas, thoughts, feelings, etc., to someone else m-w.com
(US Sniper team Radio): tank convoy is currently stationary at the intersection, looks like it’s preparing to move with BTRs. Break. Command, requesting air support, recommend AGM loaded UAVs to neutralize convoy. Over
“Breaking it down Barney-style”
Refers to the kid show “Barney and Friends.” When something is broken down “Barney-style,” it’s being explained as if to a child. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/military-phrases-2013-12#ixzz3FTSMxHLY
Know Your Readers
‘Literacy and the reading habits are of major importance in communicating with your audience. A document may be “plain” for one set of readers and not for others. Writers often wrongly assume that their audience is of the same class of readers.They are often surprised to learn that very large numbers of readers cannot read what they have written.’ Plain Language At Work Newsletter
[According to: The Brain Lady Blog Psychology and Brain Science, Susan Weinschenk, Ph.D.
100 Things You Should Know About People: #54 — The Average Reading Level In the USA Is Grade 8
This web page has a reading level of Grade 12 and a reading ease score of 40. Americans average a reading level of Grade 8, so 12 is harder than the average American can read. For the reading ease score, higher is better. Comic books are at 90, and legal documents are often 10 and under.]
Who are you and what are you trying to say? In order for the audience to know you and your subject, just say it as you would normally say it. Be yourself, unless you’re an ass–then be less of yourself. 😉 Not everyone is an intercoursing idiot but nor does most everyone lack understanding of language (see what I mean–more than one way to say the same thing). Know what you want or need to say and say it in a way that can be understood by as many as you can reach.
So, does our personal lack of compassion for people who don’t have the same understanding or education get in the way of us reaching others? Only each individual can answer that question for themselves.
Just thinking out loud…