How to “Respond” — Appropriately

Illustration of a doodle saying "wh–what are you doing?!" as another doodle with a backpack, a camera, mismatched shoes, a top hat and an emergency light on its head, holding a toilet plunger, runs off while saying "RESPONDING!"

It’s time for another installment of our unofficial “use simpler words” series. You remember, don’t you? (Let us jog your memories: procedure, inflammation, and monitor.) This week’s word, “respond,” doesn’t need to be replaced or simplified so much as it needs to be clarified. Why? Well, it’s just plain vague. Does a hazmat team respond to … Continue reading