Legal Writing

Long Words Don’t Make You Look Smart

In fact, if the study referenced by this post at Manage Your Writing is to be believed, they actually make you look less intelligent than when you use shorter words.

Suppose I titled this post, “Utilization of Protracted Vocables Gives the Impression that You are Unintelligent.”  Would your first impression of this post have been different?

Thanks to Legal Writing Prof Blog for the link.