"If thought corrupt language, language can corrupt thought", this is a statemnt from an essay "politics and the English language"written by George Orwell.

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"If thought corrupt language, language can corrupt thought"

This is a statement from the "Politics and the English language" written by George Orwell. He says, " A bad usage can spread by tradition and imitation". The whole essay is mocking other writers on their language usage. He claims that the language is not used to its full extent. People use words the size of continents and in the end those big words say the same thing as a three-letter word. Those people also end up confusing them selves in the end.

I do believe that language is changed by thought. After all it is the mind that is the one that thinks of the sentences and it's thought that may corrupt the language. After all language does not write it self on a paper. The mind can basically create any thing with language. This is why every thing works in theory.

But practically it doesn't.

I do believe that man creates language to express our selves. Some might use it to corrupt other thoughts but isn't that why language is there. So we can understand each other and express our feelings, thoughts and to claim things, even though they are not true.

Language according to the oxford dictionary is defined as:

Language noun

1.Words and their use.

2.The words used in a particular country or by a particular group of people [from the Latin lingua=tongue]

In a different dictionary it says that language is the system of human expression by means of words. Human language, as expressed by the voice, depends for its production on certain physical characteristics, which are not possessed by the apes. The left hemisphere of the human brain dominates comprehension and expression of written and spoken language. This might be far...