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  • n  deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public
    the welfare state brought its own newspeak

  • Poltical correctness is another name for the "newspeak" language mentioned in Orwell's 1984, which is a heavily modified shell of the former English language constantly subject to .
  • While Havel fiddles with the aparatchik newspeak in his absurdist dramas, Ivanek works in expletives and boorish cant.
  • The first is that of the Orwellian mouthpiece the unquestioning apparatchik feeding the cowed masses their daily dose of newspeak.

  • George Orwell in Media Monitors Network
    The purpose of Newspeak,wrote Orwell, "was to make all other modes of thought impossible. It was intended that when Newspeak had been adopted once and for all, and Oldspeak [standard English] forgotten, a heretical thought: would be...
  • Atrios in Slate
    ...held up the transfer tube euphemism as emblematic of the official secrecy surrounding the war: A contributor to Daily Kos called the term "grotesquely euphemizing," while Atrios called it a "bit of newspeak."

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