Comment 110025

By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted March 06, 2015 at 14:54:40

Law is complex. Arcane words are used because the meanings have been litigated and through trial have universal acceptance. In short, their use is actually efficient and beneficial to society.

Using so called simple language can actually open up a Pandora's box of misunderstanding.

While general obscurity appears to preserve the lawyer's job, in fact life is extremely complex, and letting them communicate with words in a math like way is ultimately beneficial.

Mathematical nomenclature is a good comparison. Using universal symbols reduces misunderstanding. Unfortunately at the same time, it limits the communication to those who can understand the nomenclature.

(This says nothing about the warning in the Hitchhikers Guide that the Babel fish was one of most dangerous things in the universe - or - that true understanding in communication ulitmnately leads to destruction.)

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2015-03-06 14:55:34

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