We have all come across that experience — of people who talk, but say nothing; of eloquence without substance; or of the “great talker” who, after the party is over, stands alone in the solitary corner of irrelevance.
Language is meant to communicate; moreover, to provide the narrative of life and living. The ornament of language — those hanging extras and decorations meant to embellish and enhance — is provided for various purposes, including exaggeration and to make it more “interesting”.
The question encountered in any narrative is to ask: How much bare-bones substance and to what extent ornamentation? This is like the question: How much history should be provided, and to what extent, context and personal asides?
For Federal employees and U.S. Postal workers who suffer from a medical condition and must submit a Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, the question of content and substance as opposed to background information often triggers the concern about the ornament of language.
Precision is preferred; tangents should be avoided; the foundation of a case should be solidly constructed.
Contact an OPM Lawyer who specializes in OPM Disability Retirement Law and begin the process of preparing, formulating and filing an effective Federal Disability Retirement application under FERS with both the substantive content of a persuasive legal argument as well as the ornament of language which will compel the U.S. Office of Personnel Management to approve your case.
Robert R. McGill, Lawyer