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The great difficulty is to make what you have to say as simple as possible but no simpler — which means that you often have to work very hard to express certain ideas in ways that are accessible but non-reductive. … when you’re writing for a general audience who does not know the language of your guild, you have to understand those concepts well enough to translate them into a more accessible idiom.

Alan Jacobs, “Writing well ≠ dumbing down” (Oct 26, 2018)

I have seen this ability in a few teachers and writers, and consider it a hallmark of a spiritual gift.

Kent Anderson, “The Typography of Authority — Do Fonts Affect How People Accept Information?” The Scholarly Kitchen (Aug 12, 2012)

I’m fascinated by these visualizations of languages used online between cities.

“How the world communicates”

David Murray, “The biggest difference between good speakers and great speakers” (Sep 26, 2017)