Friday, November 11, 2011

Clear Language is Sincere Language! --- Orwell

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns  instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish spurting out ink.
– George Orwell wrote this in his extended essay entitled "Politics and the English Language" which was published just after WWII (1946)

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