the artificial language used for official propaganda in the dystopia of Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four; (hence): any corrupt form of English; esp. ambiguous or euphemistic language as used in official pronouncements or political propaganda
Syme was a philologist, a specialist in Newspeak. Indeed, he was one of the enormous team of experts now engaged in compiling the Eleventh Edition of the Newspeak Dictionary.
At Glacial Falls the F had been eliminated altogether on the genteel assumption that the D, the—in Newspeak—‘unpassing’ grade, somehow represented a less equivocal failure.
Why, then, did Lavoisier end up in two pieces on the place de la Révolution (long ago renamed, in pleasant newspeak, place de la Concorde )?
Build propaganda into your translation software if you want to established a favorable trading relationship. How cute. Haven’t these guys ever heard of Newspeak?
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