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    new-speak words

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be so kind to share with me your opinion about the interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    He noticed that she never used new-speak words except the ones that had passed into everyday use.

    new-speak = deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language use to mislead and manipulate the public

    new-speak words = affected words; highfalutin words

    highfalutin = pompous or pretentious

    Thanks for your efforts.



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    Re: new-speak words

    Newspeak is not high falutin. It is meant to limit the thoughts possible to a people in order to control them politically. Read Orwell's 1984, he is the originator of the idea.

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