Today’s Validity of George Orwell’s Critique on Written English

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Today’s Validity of George Orwell’s Critique on Written English
In his essay "Politics and the English Language," George Orwell provides a critique of written English as fundamentally being ugly and inaccurate. And it becomes ugly and inaccurate not just because our thoughts are foolish, but because “the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts” (Cohen and Fermon 591). Although Orwell provided his critique on written English more than half a century ago, to a large extent the points the author makes in his essay remain valid today.
One of Orwell’s main criticisms of written English is that it lacks sincerity. And this supports a dangerous relationship between language and political oppression. From...
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.....ss of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts. And that is clearly what the politically correct thinkers of today have accomplished in perverting the English language. They make it much easier for the fools in society to do their self-perceived good work.
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