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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: Normal English usage, as opposed to propagandist, euphemistic, or obfuscatory language.
From George Orwell’s 1949 novel 1984. Earliest documented use: 1949.
“It quickly became apparent at the conference, however, that terms like psychedelic and hallucinogen are pretty much oldspeak. The neologism of the moment is entheogen -- meaning ‘the divine within’ -- at least at this conference.”
Richard Gehr; The State of the Stone; The Village Voice (New York); Nov 5, 1996.
See more usage examples of oldspeak in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have always supported measures and principles and not men. I have acted fearless and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried than to be hypocritically immortalized. -Davy Crockett, frontiersman, soldier, and politician (17 Aug 1786-1836)