1. never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.

2. never use a long word where a short one will do.

3. if it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out.

4. never use the passive where you can use the active.

5. never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word, or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.

6. break any of these rules sooner than saying anything outright barbarous.

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learn or die. greg