This is from Orwell's essay, "Politics and the English Language" about the abuse and decay of the English language. Here is a well-known verse from Ecclesiastes: I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understand, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. Now in modern English: Objective consideration of contemporary phenomena compels to the conclusion that success or failure in competitive activities exhibits no tendency to be commensurate with innate capacity, but that a considerable element of the unpredicate must invariably be taken into account. Which is keen to the ear? Which is easier to understand? Which is straightforward and pleasing to the eye. Let us all write like the people in the days of the Bible, for they are the paragon of exemplary writing. Open up a Bible, and you will marvel at all the literary techniques and metaphors (parables and symbolisms) that adorn the pages. No other book compares or even comes close.