A relative worked in advertising for a company that made industrial-strength meters (the kind you see in the service alley behind a large commercial building). He came back from a scenic skiing vacation with many photos of the product in situ.Make it stop! Make it stop! (Non spectant a deformitate)
... when you're on a vacation to some exotic destination known for its natural beauty, and the voice of your inner Kunstler won't shut the hell up from the sight of every metal building, ugly sign, unlandscaped gravel parking lot with a long continuous curb cut, exposed dumpster, unscreened RTU, light with no cutoff fixture, freestanding chain business with out-of-place trade dress architecture, front yard parking lots in a downtown/CBD, house with cars littering the front yard, snout house subdivision ...
After writing a plain English FBC that's almost entirely in active voice (!), I've become acutely aware of when I'm writing in the passive voice. I feel like coding for active voice rewired my brain a bit. I also cringe a bit when I look at the plain English UDC I wrote during my short exile in Texas, because some provisions are in passive voice.…When it is noted that one writes using the passive voice as a matter of habit.