Newspeak


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Newspeak

A language inspired by Scratchpad.

[J.K. Foderaro. "The Design of a Language for Algebraic Computation", Ph.D. Thesis, UC Berkeley, 1983].

newspeak

official speech of Oceania; language of contradictions. [Br. Lit.: 1984]
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They won't need to in future, because the government intends to formally legalize the practice, or in the committee's Newspeak, make the process more "transparent.
We cannot allow the political Newspeak of our age to essentially brainwash us into pacifist complacency.
Interestingly, this criticism is well focused and drops the newspeak "resolution" wording.
By contrast, imagine a BBC presenter referring skeptically to the government's claim of a 'peace enforcement operation' for the West's invasion of Afghanistan, Iraq, or Libya and describing such language as 'the kind of newspeak that would make George Orwell proud.
They adopted four strategies to transform the tuition strike into a deeply divisive issue: astroturfing, accusations of violence, Orwellian newspeak and judicialization.
Newspeak, Eurospeak, and the legitimacy of redefinition
It's Kafka rather than Joyce who haunts the final section of Witz, in which the world's remaining Unaffiliatedthat is, those who have not converted to the brand of something-like-Judaism that has come to dominate the post-apocalyptic future, or "not chosen to be chosen" in the Newspeak of this new orderare rounded up and sent to their deaths (by a reconstituted Sanhedrin, naturally) in the reopened concentration camps of Polandland.
Everything lies in language, and that was Orwell's great obsession, which cannot just be reduced to the Newspeak of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
17) The Orwellian newspeak in this interpretation becomes the recycling and mixing of phenomena: "[the artists] hand-make the virtual, cite history in fugue fervour and find the poetic and enduring in the cacophony of pop cultural din" (Ellis, 4).
One way to understand the impact of Twitter is to consider another language that is predicated on the elimination and abbreviation of words--the language of Newspeak, found in George Orwell's futuristic novel, 1984.
Meanwhile, the text pushes on--sometimes in hypnotic incantations, sometimes in technocratic newspeak (the title itself, USER GROUP DISCO, brilliantly conjures both abstracted, computer-based collective identities and real, pulsing, dancing bodies)--mimicking the disembodied voices which artists such as Kruger began ventriloquizing in the 1980s and which Price now manipulates by the dozen.
And so it goes on, with regular requisition of other Orwellian (a familiar description in itself) phrases such as newspeak and thought police.