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Politics and the English Language - Orwell 1946

 
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject: Politics and the English Language - Orwell 1946 Reply with quote

What do posters think? Should we apply the Six Rules to posting on Dave's?

http://www.resort.com/~prime8/Orwell/patee.html
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sasha,

Applying is one matter; enforcement is another. For that reason, I think that the word "apply" in your post falls into this category: "Meaningless words" Very Happy

Regards,
John
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Johnslat

All depends on what 'meaning' means. Not as straightforward as one might think.

Anyway, how about "Sasha's Criterion applies - even to you!" ?


Sasha
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Sasha,

My goodness, do I see two fragments and a missing comma? Tsk, tsk Very Happy

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John
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 8:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Johnslat

Not sure if you do. Do you? Depends on the kind of drink that has been taken, but I know yours wouldn't be the hard stuff. I know I can barely see the clavier in front of me, never mind the key for the comma.

Or, we could just be dancing the 'style-guide' tango again. Hic.

Hic!


Fragmented Sasha
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coledavis



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whether George Orwell would like it or not, many of the words he deplored at the time have well and truly entered the English language. I think however that his general outlook is still valid.
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Cool Teacher



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Orwells my writing hero. Smile I try to look up to him. Cool
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PeterBar



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not too cool, Cool - missing apostrophe Smile
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Sashadroogie



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Double plus ungood!
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