Ordinary language is all right.
One could divide humanity into two classes:
those who master a metaphor, and those who hold by a formula.
Those with a bent for both are too few, they do not comprise a class.
—The state, and your furious mother, when you're four.
The state calls you by all your names; intimates, by less than one.
Famous people are called by two names, familiar people by one. When writers want a character to loom larger for us they make the other characters call her constantly by her full name.
Grietzerian line from Lichtenberg: 'What leaning on your right elbow means after you have been leaning on your left for an hour'.
Hardly anyone speaks to my experience. Hardly anyone speaks from his own; nor do I.
This corruption goes all the way to the top!!
'Critics exchange emails' is one of the worst formats for journalism ever.