So here at last is George Orwell's sixth and last rule for using English.
Break any of these rules* sooner than say something outright barbarous.
See? The man was a genius.
He knew that the slippery, dazzling, shifting and extraordinary thing that is the English language will always slip laughing away from the weight of any rule - and here he is undermining all his own in eleven words.
And all respect to him, too.
Word To Use Today: barbarous. This word comes from the Greek word barbaros, which imitates the odd (to Greeks) sound of non-Greek speech. There's a Sanskrit word barbara, too, which means stammering.
*Here are the links to The Word Den posts on Orwell's other rules.