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November 25, 2003

Newspeak

Filed under: analog — mhoye @ 3:55 am

“But an effect can become a cause, reinforcing the original cause and producing the same effect in an intensified form, and so on indefinitely.”
– George Orwell, Politics And The English Language.

I cannot possibly be the first person to notice this, but here it is: every single time I’ve heard somebody use the phrase “in a post-[…whatever…] world”, that person has been trying to justify an atrocity.

That’s all, really. As you were.

4 Comments

  1. Be quiet, dork!

    Comment by dorkspotter — November 25, 2003 @ 10:03 pm

  2. “Dorkspotter”?

    Comment by Mike Hoye — November 25, 2003 @ 11:18 pm

  3. Or sell a movie: “In a post-apocalyptic world where mankind is trapped in an endless struggle against the apes, one man is about to break free…”

    Although come to think of it, that might be an atrocity, too.

    Comment by Mike Kozlowski — November 26, 2003 @ 2:46 pm

  4. I knew you’d like that one… ;}

    Comment by dorkspotter — November 26, 2003 @ 7:52 pm

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