Six rules for writing

The English novelist and journalist George Orwell once asked, "Is there anyone who has ever written so much as a love letter in which he felt that he had said exactly what he intended?" It takes a master craftsman to recognise the limitations of his tools. As Orwell observed, "So soon as we are dealing with … Continue reading Six rules for writing

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A short history of the English language

Here's a very interesting short history of the origins and development of English, which covers the beginnings of English with the arrival of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes in the 5th Century AD, right through to the influence of American English on the language we speak today.