15 comments

  • ChrisArchitec t, over 4 years ago

    eerie. Don't worry, concepts and words not deemed acceptable by the Ministry of Truth have been removed from the list......

    7 points
  • David IngledowDavid Ingledow, over 4 years ago

    5 points
  • Jim SilvermanJim Silverman, over 4 years ago

    Now with Trump mode

    i lolled

    3 points
  • Joe BlauJoe Blau, 4 years ago

    I've been using this over the previous two days to try and refine a 1-liner for a project I'm working on. It's really interesting when you're trying to explain a project and you use jargon without even realizing it.

    2 points
  • Duncan RussellDuncan Russell, over 4 years ago

    http://xkcd.com/thing-explainer/

    2 points
    • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 4 years ago

      That's actually linked in the readme.

      I just got Randall Monroe's new book Thing Explainer. Only using the top 1,000 words makes the text really easy to read. I thought I would make it easy for people to write like this, so I made this application. It's cool to be clear.

      2 points
  • louie solomonlouie solomon, 4 years ago (edited 4 years ago )

    "Using small common words will make you more clear". Err, Will it?

    Actually In fact, I really like this concept. It immediately makes me think that a text editor made for writers with plugins similar to like this would be very usefuleffectivehandy good.

    2 points
    • Bryce York, 4 years ago

      I really like this idea. It makes me think that something built just for writers would be great!

      0 points
  • Cory W.Cory W., 4 years ago

    Mixed feelings. On one hand, I agree it's helpful to be clear, concise, and approachable. But, I'm also so sick of hearing people dismissively say, "people don't read", "people won't know what that means", etc...

    What if instead of putting our efforts into simplifying (or dumbing down) language, we figured out ways to excite people about words and language?

    0 points
  • Dean HudsonDean Hudson, 4 years ago

    Hemingway Editor has a similar feature that isn't as annoying : http://www.hemingwayapp.com/

    0 points
  • Ed AdamsEd Adams, 4 years ago

    I'm in favour of this. If Wikipedia has a Simple English mode with 117,000 pages, there's place for writer's tools like this.

    I can see this being really useful for copywriters or any text aimed at non-native English speakers.

    0 points