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De grote vijand van klare taal is oneerlijkheid. Wanneer er een kloof is tussen je echte bedoelingen en deze die je verkondigt, dan maak je als het ware instinctief gebruik van lange woorden en uitgeputte idomen, zoals een inktvis die inkt uitspuwt.

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Eric Arthur Blair (June 25, 1903January 21, 1950), better known by the pen name George Orwell, was a British author and journalist. Noted as a political and cultural commentator, as well as an accomplished novelist, Orwell is among the most widely-admired English-language essayists of the 20th century. He is best known for two novels written towards the end of his life: Animal Farm and Nineteen Eighty-Four.

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