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Сергей Касаткиндобавил заметку 3 года назад

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Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen!

Four questions have been successfully answered by Lingvo Live experts thus making the score 4-0.

And ROUND 5 is starting right now!

[Question: Explaining the topic choice for one of his essays, George Orwell wrote: "IT is really curious. And not only because it`s one of the pillars of the British civilization, but also because the best way to do IT may sometimes become the subject of the bitter disputes. The essay itself contains 11 methods (ways) to do IT. TO DO WHAT?]

Question posted: 14:08

Question ends at: 20:08

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Сергей Касаткиндобавил комментарий 3 года назад

I`m awfully sorry for this weird question`s format. I`ve been trying to re-post this note three times but nothing seems to be actually working. Perhaps there`s something going on with the website itself.

Фрэнк Галлагердобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Sergey, this article is called: "Politics and the English Language".
In the article he writes that the English language is very useful for liars and politicians (which is essentially the same things). This language is very easy to conceal true feelings and intentions.

Orwell offers 6 (not 11!) ways to deal with this phenomenon:

Фрэнк Галлагердобавил комментарий 3 года назад

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 say anything outright barbarous.

Igor Yurchenkoдобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Well, I'm not sure, but Sir Henry's answer doesn't quite seem to fit the question. So, I'll venture my own version:
Was it, by any chance, tea?

Igor Yurchenkoдобавил комментарий 3 года назад

or pudding, if it's not tea, it should be pudding =)

Сергей Касаткиндобавил комментарий 3 года назад

Sir Henry, thanks for the interesting fact, I have never heard about it! I should probably read upon it. Sadly though it`s not the correct answer.

And yes, Igor, you`re absolutely correct! George Orwell was writing about the methods of making the tea. Congratulations, you`ve nailed it! The score is now 5-0 and you`re only 1 point away from winning the game. What a flawless victory it could be!

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