NOVELIST GEORGE ORWELL HAD SIX RULES FOR GOOD WRITING
Never use a metaphor, simile or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print (in other words a cliché).
Never use a long word where a short one will do.
If it is possible to cut out a word, always cut it.
Never use the passive where you can use the active.
Never use a foreign phrase, a scientific word or a jargon word if you can think of an everyday English equivalent.
Break any of these rules rather than say anything outright barbarous.