"The great enemy of clear language is insincerity. When there is a gap between one's real and one's declared aims, one turns as it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink."

- George Orwell


  1. To this I might add: The great enemy of true language is lies, and people can see and smell lies, like a cuttlefish squirting out poop. And that's so much worse than ink.

  2. Until this moment, I'd never really thought about the concept of cuttlefish poop.

    Odd how we associate shit with two things: Lies and money.

    To be full of shit, to talk crap, to be filthy rich, to be rolling in it, filthy lucre...