Excellent Orwellian Advice

George Orwell’s Politics and the English Language concludes with advice* for the writer:

1. Never use a scientific word or jargon where an everyday equivalent will do.

2. Never use a metaphor or simile you have heard or seen many times before.

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

4. If it is possible to cut a word out, do it.

*I have taken the liberty of restructuring and editing Orwell’s list

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