Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Quote of the Day: George 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, as it were, instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."

--George Orwell, from the 1946 essay "Politics and the English Language".

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