Yesterday I was thinking that Orwell is a very close writer to me. Not Kafka, for instance. George Orwell. I often repeat that language related questions are political. It turned out Orwell has a text about it.
A man may take to drink because he feels himself to be a failure, and then fail all the more completely because he drinks …… English …… becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.
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