Golden Bull Award

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For the Malaysian award see Golden Bull Award Malaysia

The Golden Bull Award is an award that is given annually by the Plain English Campaign to an organisation who has made what is deemed by the campaign to be a confusing and bad use of English (see gobbledygook).[1]

Past "Winners"[edit]

Started in 1980, this award has been famously (or infamously) given to the NHS for a 229 word definition of a bed, and in 1981 winners were sent a parcel of tripe through the mail.[2]

Bank of Scotland, British Airways, Department of Health, European Commission, The GENIUS Project (based at the University of Reading), Panorama Software, Trilogy Telecom, TriMedia

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Golden Bull Award Gores Bad English". St. Paul Pioneer Press (MN). 26 November 1989. Retrieved 2009-05-09. 
  2. ^ "Awards". Plain English Campaign. Archived from the original on 11 July 2011. Retrieved 30 November 2009. 

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