Newsspeak and Newspeak

Has the CBC been made part of the Ministry of Truth?“Experts say.” Which experts? The lexicographers working on the next edition of the Newspeak dictionary?

It’s a beautiful thing, the destruction of words. Of course the great wastage is in the verbs and adjectives, but there are hundreds of nouns that can be got rid of as well. … Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words in which to express it.

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