Dienstag, 11. März 2014

George Orwell hat geschrieben ...

In seinem vielzitierten Essay Politics and the English Language stellte George Orwell unter anderem fest: 
Bad writers, and especially scientific, political, and sociological writers, are nearly always haunted by the notion that Latin or Greek words are grander than Saxon ones, and unnecessary words like expedite, ameliorate, predict, extraneous, deracinated, clandestine, subaqueous, and hundreds of others constantly gain ground from their Anglo-Saxon numbers.
Das, was Orwell über guten Stil sagte, ist nach wie vor richtig, wichtig und lesenswert.