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1984
“You think, I daresay, that our chief job is inventing new words. But not a bit of it! We’re destroying words— scores of them, hundreds of them, every day. We’re cutting the language right down to the bone. 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.” — George Orwell, 1984

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  1. A British chum visited Progressive American parents whose boys were banned from playing with toy guns and were given dolls instead – he saw them bending the dolls in half and (Bang! Bang!) pretending they were pistols! Consider how the word ‘gay’ now means insipid or pathetic among the young. Abolish many words and people will divert new ones to old purposes.

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