Thursday, October 17, 2013

Plain as a Pikestaff

Honestly? I usually find non-fiction books hard work but I'm reading The Complete Plain Words like a thriller (see also Long Time Gone). I've only just started but I love quotes like these on clarity:
What appears to be a sloppy or meaningless use of words may well be a completely correct use of words to express sloppy or meaningless ideas. 
Mistiness is the mother of safety.
We need to choose the right words to make our position clear. If we don't, the words will make clear our position.
Sounds: If I Could Only Remember My Name 

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