Monday, September 20, 2004

Newspeak dictionary - my entries

Well, we all know that the English language is not what it used to be just fifty years ago. As any language it does change but unfortunately most of the changes I have observed are not for better. Postmodernism and political correctness have inflicted a heavy toll of verbal casualties in the battle against common sense and clarity of speech.
There are many obvious examples but this post and probably more in the future presents what my own observations in this regard.

Ok, today's entries are

ethical dilemma - you shouldn't do it, no question! But it's so tempting coz you know you can get away with it.

alternative (newspaper, magazine) - rabidly left-wing orientation

radical (newspaper, magazine) - the same as the above but doesn't rule out violence as the means to achieve their political goals

Update: Guide to Modern Newspeak


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