Thursday, 3 September 2015

A Not So New Reason For Avoiding "I"

But I've also noticed a new reason for avoiding "I": Americans are unwilling to go out on a limb. A generation ago our leaders told us where they stood and what they believed. Today they perform strenuous verbal feats to escape that fate. Watch them wriggle through TV interviews without committing themselves.

William K. Zinsser, On Writing Well (from 2001)

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