June 27, 2021

Recent Omissions From 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." - Syme (from some book by some reactionary no one remembers)

The following words are now disallowed. 


Victim / Survivor 
Disabled person
Wheelchair-bound
Mentally ill
Child prostitute
Non-consensual sex
Abusive relationships
Addict
Homeless person
Prostitute
Tribe
Powow
Spirit Animal
"Everything going on right now”
Committed suicide, 
Failed suicide 
Successful suicide
Completed suicide
Child prostitute
Abusive relationships
Victim
Survivor
Female-identifying
Male-identifying
Female-bodied
Male-bodied
"I'm going to kill myself" 
"Kill me"
You guys,
Ladies and Gentlemen
Policeman
Congressman
Freshman
He
She
African-American
Crazy
Insane
Lame
"People of Color"
Transexual
Hermaphrodite
Transgendered
Long time no see
No can do
Sold down the river
Killing it
Take a shot at it
Take a stab at it
Trigger warning
Rule of thumb
Go off the reservation

From here, I've omitted the ones that were ALWAYS slurs that they sifted into the list in an apparent attempt to make the list seem less Dystopian. 

We'll be taking bets on when 'Dystopian', 'cautionary tale', and 'how-to-manual' get on the list.  

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 12:22 AM | Comments (1) | Add Comment
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1 Not included on the list (Because its' use will be mandatory in every day language.) - capitalist roader.

If that phrase does not make any sense to you, you are in good company - it did not make any sense to the late Lee Kuan Yew when he first heard during an official visit to the PRC over 50 years ago.

I always recommend Lee's memoirs (Singapore Story and From Third World to First.) for many reasons, not the least of which is the ability to read passages from each volume which are guaranteed to piss off all the proper people.  I got my default response to any idiot who claim only white people can be racist from Singapore Story.

Posted by: cxt217 at Sun Jun 27 19:38:38 2021 (4i7w0)

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