So what is good English? It’s not as musical as Spanish, or Italian, or French, or as ornamental as Arabic, or as vibrant as some of the other languages that the foreign students at Columbia grew up with. But I’m hopelessly in love with English because it’s plain and it’s strong. It has a huge vocabulary of words that have a precise shade of meaning; there’s no subject, however technical or complex, that can’t be made clear to the ordinary reader in good English. If it’s used right. But that’s a longer story[.]

William Zinsser, “No Proverbs, Please”