Allowing a peer editor or friend to reread our essay before we hand it in is one way to check this impulse before it ruins our good intentions and hard work. If it doesn't fit the structure or argument of the essay, we will leave it out altogether and let it have its own essay later on.
He claims writers find it is easier to gum together long strings of words than to pick words specifically for their meaning—particularly in political writing, where Orwell notes that "[o]rthodoxy She would use simple passages from the King James Bible and then "translate" them into poor English to show the clarity and brilliance of the original.
Here is the first paragraph of Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.
And by mid-century, the male role had plainly lost its rugged clarity of outline. Orwell runs to a little over 20 percent in 'Politics and the English Language'. One need not swallow such absurdities as this, but one ought to recognise that the present political chaos is connected with the decay of language, and that one can probably bring about some improvement by starting at the verbal end.
George Orwell goes on to cite passages from several prominent essays and articles, concluding on the similarities in their staleness of imagery and lack of precision. We don't need to claim that recycling our soda bottles is going to save the world for our children's children.