Lizet Elaine (simplyn2deep) wrote in 1_million_words,
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Word of the Day 03/26/17 Newspeak

Newspeak (noun)
newspeak [noo-speek, nyoo-]


noun
1. (sometimes initial capital letter) an official or semiofficial style of writing or saying one thing in the guise of its opposite, especially in order to serve a political or ideological cause while pretending to be objective, as in referring to “increased taxation” as “revenue enhancement.”.

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Origin: new + speak, coined by George Orwell in his novel, 1984 (1949)

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