Friday, February 01, 2013

The PC at Louisville Beer: "Tom Long is Full of Something, and it Ain’t Craft Beer."

Tom Long has about as much to do with genuine craft beer as the Publican does with advanced cataract surgery.

george_orwellYears before most of us were born, there was an Englishman named Eric Blair, who is better known by his pen name, George Orwell.
During a lifetime cut regrettably short, Orwell spent much of his writing career pondering abuses and misuses of the English language. Orwell decried the mutability of language and words, particularly when these bastardized word meanings were deployed unnaturally, to become instruments of bad intent, or sometimes even de factoweapons against freedom itself.
Now, it is clear that the decline of a language must ultimately have political and economic causes: it is not due simply to the bad influence of this or that individual writer. But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely. (Orwell)

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