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You may have heard the inauguration poet, Amanda Gorman (she’s 22!), speaking on NPR today. She said that there are certain combinations of letters she has trouble pronouncing, and because she often reads her poetry out loud, she has to change her first choices of words to other words so that she can be understood (or, as she put it, to avoid being “unintelligible”). It was such an insightful comment and so reminiscent of the work we do in ADR and the law — having to put aside or rework the way we might express something in order to be… Continue Reading Making Ourselves Understood