How Would You Improve the Title of the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009?
Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009 has a terrible ring to it. Who's writing these titles anyway?
What ever happened to grammatical parallelism? We should be embarrassed by this as English-speaking citizens of the world!
Am I the only one who is bothered by the sequence of nouns in the title of this long-awaited law? If I were queen of the world, or president, my pen would have scratched this out before I signed my name to it.
Isn't there someone on Capitol Hill with a degree in English? I know journalism is dead, but is legislative bill-writing no longer an art form?
What ever happened to freshman composition as part of a college education? Or perhaps the people who wrote this bill never went to class.
An entire industry has been watching this bill because of its impact on our economic security. Couldn't they have tried a little harder to synchonize the words a bit better by making them parallel?
OK! OK! I admit it! I am a snob. I am over-educated, arrogant, nit-picking, abrasive, unfocused real estate sales associate with nothing better to do than to pick apart the work of our legislators.
What title would have been better?
Worker, Homeowner and Small Businessman's Assistance Act of 2009? -- Too sexist.
Worker, Homeowner and Small Business Person's Assistance Act of 2009?
Laborer, Homemaker and Entrepreneur Assistance Act of 2009?
Labor, Residential Real Estate and Business Assistance Act of 2009?
I feel like I'm looking at #oneletteroffmovies on Twitter. Give me your ideas!
Debbie Solano, CRS, ABR, CDPE, CHMS, e-PRO, GRI, REOS, SRES
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