oldspeak. adj. The ability to choose wisely between alternatives.
newspeak. n. The act of bias against a person or group. Prejudice.
excellent = plus good
good = good
bad = ungood
terrible = plusungood
horrific = doubleplusungood
this would eliminate words of "excess"
and negative words would be replaced with its positive antonym with the prefix of -un. To stress an emotion, the prefixes of -double, -plus were added. The more prefixes, the more expression is placed in the word.
Minitruth="Ministry of Truth" (Oceanian propaganda ministry)
Doublethink=the ability to hold two contradictory thoughts at a time
B-B="Big Brother", ie the State
These translations give a rough estimate of some general rules when using Newspeak.
It is also used to refer to any instance of politically-invented language put out through apparatuses of propaganda and social control or by spindoctors.
Words like people-trafficker, collateral damage and downsizing are examples of real-world Newspeak.