"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Monday, 27 July 2009

English Heritage Dumbs Down

I don't think this news is the sort of thing Silly Week is meant to be about but it's certainly silly: English Heritage is launching an' intellectual access' programme to ensure that all their guides and presentations are readily understood by someone with the average reading age of ten or eleven.
It is to simplify explanatory material to ensure it does not exclude visitors who come from uneducated backgrounds.Complex phrases will be replaced by simple words, while references to historical figures and events will be explained so visitors with the reading age of a 10 or 11-year-old can understand them.

I see Spot. Spot sees Stonehenge. Spot cocks his leg. Run Spot run.

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