Saturday 24 July 2010

Orwell 1946

George Orwell's 1946 essay Politics and the English Language is HERE and has this to say

What am I trying to say? 

What words will express it?
What image or idiom will make it clearer? 
Is this image fresh enough to have an effect? 
Could I have put it more shortly? 
Have I said anything that is avoidably ugly?