It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen . . .

How embarrassing to admit that I encountered George Orwell’s essay: “Politics & English Language” through NPR. Why this is embarrassing, I’m not sure, but it is. Orwell demonstrates fresh and inventive use of metaphor with a description of The English Language, drunk, reeling and out of control. You can almost see The English Language wearing tweeds and talking to its pint of bitter.

-Ed Scripsi

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Published in: on September 26, 2006 at 2:31 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Orwell’s essay is a most important one. I read it as a freshman in college and will use your comment as a reminder to read it again.


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