Clearness results above all from propriety in
the use of words. But propriety is capable of more
than one interpretation. In its primary sense it
means calling things by their right names, and is
consequently sometimes to be avoided, for our
language must not be obscene, unseemly or mean.
Quintilian. With An English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1922.
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