The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.  When there is a gap between one’s real and one’s declared aims, one turns as if it were instinctively to long words and exhausted idioms, like a cuttlefish squirting out ink.  – George Orwell

When you watch the news and hear politicians and pundits speak it’s nearly impossible to discern a clear thought or a thought that doesn’t rely on the carefully designed vernacular intended to obscure meaning.

In this clip witness George Carlin peel back the layers of that onion.  He doesn’t leave a dry eye in the house.

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