“Politics And The English Language”, 1947 essay by George Orwell

I fully admit to being exposed to the English language largely through sloppy news reporting and other political nonsense, technical documentation and hastily written blogs as well as other fast-paced online conversations. I’m painfully aware that I often swamp my writing with contemporary “news-speak”.

In this essay, George Orwell offers advice I’d consider invaluable especially for non-native English speakers like myself who try to write relaxed texts that make sense.

[via:Merlin Mann]