Much like pineapples, I am hardcore. (thisgirliknow) wrote,
Much like pineapples, I am hardcore.
thisgirliknow

Politics and the English Language (Orwell)

i. Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

ii. Never use a long word where a short one will do.

iii. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
iv. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientic word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.

v. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.
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