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A Tip for Letting Your Writing Breathe

The English language is derived from two main sources. One is Latin, the florid language of ancient Rome. The other is Anglo-Saxon, the plain languages of England and northern Europe. The words derived from Latin are the enemy—they will strangle and suffocate everything you write. The Anglo-Saxon words will set you free.

William Zinsser

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  1. lana
    19 January 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Love it, Zinsser is awesome, and as usual – so right! Kill the haughty nouns!

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