Wisdom on words from Orwell

If you have a spare ten to fifteen minutes, I have a suggestion. Read George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language (1946)

https://wisc.pb.unizin.org/english100coursereader/chapter/politics-and-the-english-language/ (Courtesy of the University of Wisconsin, Open Texts)

Orwell’s essay is still relevant and I am confident you’ll think your time well-spent.

Introduction to Orwell’s essay provided at the above link, U of Wisconsin,

This is the classic essay that “criticizes the ‘ugly and inaccurate’ written English of [Orwell’s] time and examines the connection between political orthodoxies and the debasement of language.” (WikipediaIt was originally published in 1946, in the journal Horizon.



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