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"Politics and the English Language":
"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, Horizon, April 1946.
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