Seventy years after Orwell’s “Politics and the English Language”, plain speaking now means avoiding not only jargon but pointless brevity

Is language just a tool, or can it be an end as well as a means?

“When the laws of poetry are forced upon reality — in love, war, or any other sphere — so many things get trampled”

Most of the rules enforced by pedants are pointless or outdated. But here are a few that may be useful