George Orwell's Six Rules for Writing Clear and Tight Prose | Open Culture

(i) Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.
(ii) Never use a long word where a short one will do.
(iii) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.
(iv) Never use the passive where you can use the active.
(v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
(vi) Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous.

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Primary-school rules good for grown-ups, too – Brotherhood News
We gave our son three key rules to help him get through primary school without causing too many incidences. They worked, and he came close to admitting they continue to help make him successful now.

In light of all the misconduct and abuse being recently revealed about some powerful people, I thought I would share his three rules because there are some grown-ups that could really put these to good use.

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Yes and no. Sometimes you got to speek up even if it gets you in trouble - simply because it's the only decent thing to do.
True, that.
Gospel Snippets: Some Reflections On Seventy-Two Years


Great thoughts, Mike R.! And congrats on no. 72!

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