Evening all. Last week, I was in an assembly where we had an entire thirty minute presentation from one of the school's catering suppliers about how he got rich quick and is always 'food customer ready.' And this week, we have these exams, and staff who are not 'front of house' or 'customer-facing' need not dress smartly, as they are not on full view. What on earth is happening to our language?! Every day, I swear our schools, our 'managers', even our students, start to sound more and more like inept civil servants. I vote we gather the best howlers on this thread, then set up a campaign for clear English in schools. A campaign to remove unnecessary dead words ...C.R.U.D!