I have just written a post in which I discussed the call-a-spade-a-spade trend of modern medical practice (replacing "oncology" with "cancer care") and finished this this paraphrasing of a Larry Niven piece of advice for writers:
"If you have nothing to say, use whatever language you want to. If you have something to say, let nothing, nothing, stand in the way of saying it."
And then I stumbled upon this from the always entertaining and informative Denialism Blog. It's fantastic. With a word of caution for those who would forget that language can be beautiful as well as informative, it's a list that should be engraved upon the frontal cortices of writers everywhere.