This Page is Intentionally Left Blank
It sort of hit me one day after having seen This Page is Intentionally Left Blank in clients’ brokerage account statements.
We’ve been pondering this.
Seems to me that if there’s printing on the page, it is not blank, is it? Brokerage statements go on for pages and pages. Who formats these things? Why not print on it and save a tree?
Sometimes business written communication makes me crazy. Why not say use instead of utilize? Or even worse, why not say complete instead of effectualize? Seems the more jargon the better. We should close the flight plan on this. Really? Why not simply conclude? Or how about our deliverables? Deliverables? We sell deliverables? I though we sold products!
Personally, I’d rather eschew obfuscation. (That’s a joke.)
Just wanted to get this off my chest. It all leaves me scratching my head in wonder. I’m glad my high school English teacher isn’t around to see this.
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