Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Death Sentence: The Decay of Public Language

Don Watson


half diatribe, half cool mirrored image at the kingdom of Australia's public language, Don Watson's dying Sentence is scathing, humorous and brilliant.

‘ ... in public existence the language hasn't ever been held in much less regard. It withers within the dungeons of the technocratic brain. it really is butchered through the media. In politics it lacks all skills for the most game.'

Almost sixty years in the past, George Orwell defined the decay of language and why this threatened democratic society. yet in comparison to what we now suffer, the general public language of Orwell's day brimmed with existence and fact. Today's companies, executive departments, information media, and, maybe so much dangerously, politicians – communicate to one another and to us in cliched, impenetrable, useless sludge.

Don Watson can endure it now not. In dying Sentence, half diatribe, half cool mirrored image at the country of Australia's public language, he is taking a blowtorch to the phrases – and their clients – who kill pleasure, mind's eye and readability. Scathing, humorous and significant, dying Sentence is a small publication of profound weight – and timeliness. -

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