22 terms

1984 neologisms

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Big brother
the leader of an authoritarian state or movement: an all-powerful government or organization monitoring and directing people's actions
Blackwhite
the ability to accept whatever the party tells you
Crimestop
the faculty of stopping short, as though by instinct, at the threshold of any dangerous thought
Crimethink
to even consider any thought not in line with the principles of Ingsoc. Doubting any of the principles of Ingsoc
Doubleplus
a prefix used to create the superlative form of an adjective or adverb. (i.e. - pluscold and doublepluscold meant, respectively, 'very cold' and 'superlatively cold'.)
Doublethink
The power to hold two completely contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accept both of them.
Duckspeak
(To quack like a duck). To speak without thinking. Can be either good or bad, depending on who is speaking, and what they are saying.
Facecrime
It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. Ie: A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself
Goodthink
One who strongly adheres to all of the principles of Newspeak
Hate week
Week in which Oceanian citizens all attend rallies and parades to inflame hatred of Party enemies and heighten their efforts on behalf of Oceania.
Malreported
When the Times reports a fact which the government later deemed untrue. You see, the government is never "wrong", the paper merely reported the facts incorrectly.
Minluv
Ministry of Love (law and order)
Minipax
Ministry of Peace (war)
Miniplenty
Ministry of Plenty (rationing)
Minitrue
ministry of Truth (propaganda) - Department of the government in charge of all record keeping, history re-writing
Newspeak
The official language of Oceania. __________ is based on standard English, but all words describing "unorthodox" political ideas have been removed. In addition, there was an attempt to remove the overall number of words in general, to limit the range of ideas that could be expressed.
Prolefeed
"Entertainment" and spurious news which the Party handed out to the masses.
Thoughtcrime
To even consider any thought not in line with the principles of Ingsoc. Doubting any of the principles of Ingsoc. All crimes begin with a thought.
Two minutes hate
Daily telescreen specials in which various elements of crimethink were packaged into a parade of horrible images and sounds, at which, the viewers were expected to boo, hiss, curse. and release any negative emotions upon.
Unperson
Person that has been erased from existence by the government for breaking the law in some way.
Ungood
Bad. One of the rules of newspeak is that any word can be turned into its antonym by adding the prefix "un-". This allowed the removal of repetitive words such as horrible, terrible, great, fantastic, and fabulous from the language.
Vaporized
being executed by the state, and having all records of your existence erased. Becoming an unperson.