Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Pet hate

Articles by hacks who cannot think of a single thing to write about, and so churn out something on abuses of language, full of made-up outrageous examples that have never seen the light of day until now. Like this crock of shit.

And they have the nerve to cite Orwell and his essay Politics and the English Language as an ally, when it's clear the author has never read it, because it doesn't say what he seems to think it says, and because it uses examples of bad English which are believable, and not dreamed up to make a weak point more colourful. Orwell even cites his sources, more or less. Something John Leo would have some difficulty doing, I'll wager.

Disposable mucus recovery unit indeed.