MIND your language!
That's the crystal clear message from Kirklees Council's new communications boss.
Clr Mark Hemimgway has ordered council officers to stop their bureaucratic gobbledygook in official documents.
The move comes after Clr Hemingway was forced to spend tax-payers time decoding documents sent to him by council officers.
He said: "One of the parts of my portfolio is communication and I seem to be getting bombarded with notes and briefing papers which are almost impossible to read because of the abbreviation used internally by officers.
"The same abbreviations are also often used in public meetings - people may think we are talking in code!
"Although I know the meaning of some of the abbreviations currently used by officers, I'm spending too much time trying to decipher the ones I'm unfamiliar with.
"We have many new councillors this year. I think it would be better if any abbreviations used were referred to in full at least once and I've asked officers to make sure that papers can be understood by everyone, not just the writer."