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William Zinsser thinks that good old short words are best of all.  Winston and Abe agree.  His four principles are : Clarity, Simplicity, Brevity, and Humanity.  Note that Zinsser's good speech is meant for those whop speak English as a second language (folks like me), yet it might be of value to some of you natives! Enjoy.
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thanks so much--I'll post in syllabi and teach in all my classes.

Yes, nothing beats the old Saxon-derived vocab. Listening to Beowulf in the original old Saxon is a beautiful experience...one understands why oral tradition hung on for so very long.

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