GEORGE ORWELL’S TIPS

George-OrwellNel saggio “Politics and the English Language” (1946), George Orwell offre preziosi consigli sulla scrittura. Te li riassumiamo qui:

GEORGE ORWELL’S WRITING TIPS:
1. Never use a metaphor, simile or another figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
2. Never use a long word where a short one will do.
3. If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
4. Never use the passive where you can use the active.
5. Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
6. Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

 

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