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#122953 - 02/15/04 03:43 PM doublethink
Date: Sun Jan 16 00:19:21 EST 2000
doublethink (DUB-uhl-thingk) noun
Thought marked by the acceptance of gross contradictions and
falsehoods, especially when used as a technique of self-indoctrination.
[Double + think, coined by George Orwell in his novel "1984" (1949)
#122954 - 02/15/04 07:48 PM Re: doublethink
Loc: Portland, Oregon
Derivative of "doublespeak" somehow, no? Which came first, dare I ask?
#122955 - 02/19/04 09:39 AM Re: doublethink
I'm not sure about the variation of doublespeak (recognised like all of this group as both hyphenated and unhyphenated in form) but 'double talk' is earlier and of US provenance:
1938 New York Panorama (Amer. Guide Ser.) vi. 156 Of late a humorously conceived system of language corruption called double talk+has made itself felt.
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