Thank you Data and Jeremy Kreuz, it is certainly helpfull. I remember well how in Orwell's 1984 the issue of language was explored, and how it can (perhaps I should say is) used to manipulates masses with unimaginable consequences.
I hope this is not off topic, but a year ago I was wondering what made me really listen to certain people. One of my conclusions was also that the effectiveness rested in simplicity, if you can save words, save them. So I decided to make a test and with the agreement of all the participants video one of my classes (me teaching). Watching that video was shocking. Gurdjieff's words on one having a completely different image of oneself slapped me in the face. The point is, watching that video a few times was a powerful tool of self learning. Amongst several things I noticed over use and misuse of words; abuse of adjectives when completely unnecessary which, in my case, showed fear of saying something straight forward.
If carefully observed, the way language is used can tell a lot.
Maybe not for everyone, but sometimes using an external tool such as an audio or video recorder can help to bring more objectivity to what really is going on with ourselves.
If one gets rid of these habits one can think more clearly
I completely agree. I have been trying to consciously monitor my speech and have come to a few thoughts. Firstly, it is not an easy task; I also think this monitoring merges with self remembering from 4th way teachings. Speech is greatly mechanic, being conscious while speaking is something that takes effort and regular practice. If I am aware (or as aware as I can be) when speaking, my speech will be shockingly different from a non conscious one.
Doublespeak Erodes Trust
Not only does the language of doublespeak corrupt thought and destroy the ability to communicate, it also destroys relationships by eroding trust. Our nation is founded on the idea of free speech--of open, honest discussion of ideas and issues. When we hear doublespeak from all sides--government, education, the advertising industry, the media--we begin to be cynical and distrustful toward these institutions. This attitude of distrust then adds yet another barrier to true, open communication.
So true! I also notice that people will respond accordingly when language is used free of "adornments" such as the attributes mentioned in Doublespeak. We will respond aware, as a response of the awareness of the speaker, and with trust.