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← In defence of obscure words

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As a PS to Orwell's Rules of Writing, Samuel Johnson said, "'Read over your compositions, and where ever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.'" I can't believe he really meant it as a general rule, but occasionally I kind of get it.

Richard

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 10:22:29 UTC | #936966