‘In Defense of Plain English’ (2016)

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One of the worst books I’ve ever tried to read. But I wasn’t getting paid to read it, so I stopped.

In writing dialogue, especially in a fantasy or a historical novel, there has to be a happy medium between “I feel ya, dude” and “Yea, forsooth, thou barkest up ye wrong tree.” That happy medium is plain English.

In Defense of Plain English

Yes, I know–tons of books have been published in which plain English is simply not to be found. Some of them have even been best-sellers. But that doesn’t make them any less abominable.

Someday our age will be called to account for Robert Ludlum and Jean Auel; and it won’t be pretty.

6 comments on “‘In Defense of Plain English’ (2016)

    1. It’s a completely different way of thinking. Libs don’t want to go off the grid anymore, they want everyone on the grid and under their control. Language is how they manipulate the situation.

    2. By turning language into meaningless babble, they make it impossible for people to organize any opposition to them.
      You should see some of the **** I’ve already refused to cover today.

  1. Who goeth there yonder? It’s Beowulf, sensing the mother of Grendel as she warns him against pride. “Wise sire, do not grieve. It is always better to avenge dear ones than to indulge in mourning.”

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