On Making Oneself Less Unreadable

14 bookmarks. First posted by farley13 11 weeks ago.

Old Grammar man, sticking it to folks who try to use more complicated words than they need to
10 weeks ago by edraves
he may end by concealing his meaning not only from his readers but also from himself, and writing such sentences as The actualization of the motivation of the forces must to a great extent be a matter of personal angularity …
language  writing  english 
10 weeks ago by jjh
literary critics’ words. … The better the critic, the fewer literary critics’ words he uses. The good critic is aware that his public wants to understand, and he has no need to convince it that he knows what he is talking about by parading words that it does not understand. With the inferior critic the establishment of his status is the first consideration … The reader is to have it borne in upon him that a more instructed person than himself is talking to him. One mark of the good literary critic is that he is both able to explain his meaning without resort to these lingo words and under no necessity to use them as advertisements.
11 weeks ago by timmarkatos