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Tag: english language

  • Orwell: Why I write

    I was re-reading George Orwell’s famous essay, Politics and the English language, on his birth anniversary three days ago. He was born at Motihari in the eastern Indian state of Bihar on June 25, 1903, and died in London on January 21, 1950, a few months after the publication of his novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Orwell […]

  • Roget and his Thesaurus

    Peter Mark Roget was born on this day, January 18, in 1779. For a man of his time, he lived to a remarkable old age. He was 90 years old when he died on September 12, 1869. His name lives to this day, in Roget’s Thesaurus. Dr Samuel Johnson is remembered for, among other things, […]