Love this!! Lies are often covered up with double-speak.
I wonder if George Orwell knew what he was unleashing on the world with the publication of his dystopean novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four?
The English language has been forever changed because of it. Big Brother, Room 101, the Thought Police, thoughtcrime, unperson, memory hole (oblivion), doublethink (simultaneously holding and believing contradictory beliefs) and Newspeak (ideological language) have become common phrases. Doublethink has birthed twins – Doublespeak and Groupthink.
Language is a living thing. I know that. Technology, social media, communication devices have forced us all to adopt and adapt language that fits with the newness that has invaded our lives on so many levels.
As I was reading the weekend paper the other day, I came across an interesting article written by Ian Henschke, a former South Australian television journalist and radio presenter. It’s called Let’s touch base for a deep dive into the…
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