Will Self isn’t my favourite author. But he does have some interesting things to say. Like the other week, when he described George Orwell’s acclaimed and influential 1946 essay Politics and the English Language as “plain wrong”. Orwell’s rules for writing are the heart and soul of Plain English (and many a tone of voice…

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Here at Afia we like to hunt around the internet looking for interesting stuff about language, a bit like those giant boars that root out truffles in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Of course, we don’t have sweaty French farmers slapping our backsides with sticks while we do it (well, not all the time), but…

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