is this legal speak acceptable?

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is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:28 am

\\ is legislations an acceptable plural form of legislation

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby dakatz » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:31 am

HyeMart wrote:i use the word 'legislations'

do lawyers or law professors see something wrong with this

basically, is legislations an acceptable plural form of legislation


I've never used the plural like that. You can always rephrase it as to make this unnecessary. Give me any sentence where you would use "legislations" and I can find a way to make it so you don't have to use that plural.

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:38 am

i've already used it is the issue :lol:

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby GeePee » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:39 am

Just use "pieces of legislation."

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:45 am

if a lawyer saw 'legislations' would he think i was dumb

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby sundance95 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:49 am

HyeMart wrote:if a lawyer saw 'legislations' would he think i was dumb


http://lmgtfy.com/?q=plural+of+legislation&l=1

He might think you are dumb because you can't use a search engine.

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:54 am

what do you want me to google?

i know it is grammatically incorrect, i want to know if its something zomg for a lawyer to see

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby sundance95 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 12:56 am

HyeMart wrote:i know it is grammatically incorrect


Then what, dear sir, is the fucking point of your fucking thread, if I may ask?

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:00 am

is it acceptable to see....

i noticed some newspapers used it, i picked up on it, then i noticed again those newspapers were from sudan, now i want to know if the lawyers i've sent things using 'legislations' would pick up on it being wrong.

i was wondering if anyone here would find offense if they saw the word.

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby sundance95 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:01 am

HyeMart wrote:is it acceptable to see....

i noticed some newspapers used it, i picked up on it, then i noticed again those newspapers were from sudan, now i want to know if the lawyers i've sent things using 'legislations' would pick up on it being wrong.

i was wondering if anyone here would find offense if they saw the word.


No. Put it in all your cover letters.

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby HyeMart » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:06 am

give up.

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby MrKappus » Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:18 am

HyeMart wrote:\\ is legislations an acceptable plural form of legislation


Under no circumstances is it acceptable. hth.

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Re: is this legal speak acceptable?

Postby LurkerNoMore » Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:24 am

Best case scenario: it will be seen as a typo and might be overlooked. (When discussing the legislations...)

Worst case scenario: it will be glaring and jump off the page. (The legislations are ....)

Hopefully you didn't use it in a way that you have verb agreement that will draw attention to the fact you intended to use the (non)word.

Sorry.



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