The knowledge of a carpenter is in his hands. The apprentice must work with his own to discover it.

Seems relevant to this too

Seemingly contradictory to the ideas of Orwell in his essay Politics and the English Language:

(i) Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print. (ii) Never use a long word where a short one will do. (iii) If it is possible to cut a word out, always cut it out. (iv) Never use the passive where you can use the active. (v) Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent. (vi) Break any of these rules sooner than say anything barbarous.

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