look up any word, like blumpkin:

1 definition by Benjamin Washington

 
1.
This is a grammar term that pseudo-intellectuals claim needs to be adhered to in all circumstances. Yet, there are a multitude of circumstances in which the passive voice would be clearer to the listen/reader and would make more sense to use.
active voice: Jon stabbed Alan.

passive voice: Alan was stabbed by Jon.
by Benjamin Washington February 13, 2009