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Politics and the English Language
by George Orwell
July 12, 2017 - July 12, 2017 (read/owned-ebooks)

written in 1946. on the two-way relationship between lazy language and lazy thinking, especially as it pertains to political ideology, and how we can dig ourselves out of this trap. things to avoid:

overall, there is a tendency to be corporate and vague and lacking in imagery

Orwell, G. (1946). Politics and the English Language. None.

1946. 20 pages. ebook. ISBN?

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catholicity »
(noun) the character of being in conformity with a Catholic…
let the meaning choose the word
[...] What is above all needed is to let the meaning choose…
the great enemy of clear language is insincerity
The inflated style itself is a kind of euphemism. A mass of…
the defence of the indefensible
In our time, political speech and writing are largely the d…
a scrupulous writer
[...] A scrupulous writer, in every sentence that he writes…
the significance of mixed metaphors
[...] By using stale metaphors, similes, and idioms, you sa…