… The Unoriginality of Orwell’s Critique of Language – Lingua Franca - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
Originality is overrated. In fact, it is rather rare. J. S. Bach is among the least original composers. He is also perhaps the very greatest. Actually, Pullum provides only one example to prove his point. What about the rest of the essay?