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  CBBC Newsround website scoops top award
Updated 05 December 2002, 09.36
The Award-winning Newsround website
The CBBC Newsround site has been named best website by the Plain English Campaign.

They campaign to make sure people use the English language properly in a way everyone can understand - and according to them, we do it best.

Every year they give out awards to the people they think have explained things plainly and simply.

The organisation said CBBC Newsround is very good at using the right words for our readers - you lot - and also said the site was really well designed, too.

Talking rubbish

Richard Gere
Actor Richard Gere won the Foot in Mouth award
They also give booby prizes for the most confusing uses of English!

The award for the most baffling use of English is called the Foot in Mouth Award, and the 2002 winner is US actor Richard Gere.

In an interview he said: "I know who I am. No one else knows who I am. If I was a giraffe and somebody said I was a snake, I'd think 'No, actually I am a giraffe.''

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What do you think? Are we using words you can't understand or are there bits of the site you think we can improve?

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