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the term comes from the George Orwell book 1984, by the way.
War is Peace
Freedom is Slavery
Ignorance is Strength
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Words combined into a sentence, paragraph, speech, etc. SAY one thing, yet MEAN something different. As the American Native Peoples called the white man's words - He speaks with forked tongue
The council has agreed to the demands of all those detained without charge; they will be allowed weekly phone calls with family members.
WHAT IS NOT SAID:::The calls will be monitored, and the charges will be so expensive that the common man/woman's family cannot pay for the call.
by Maggie September 11, 2004
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From George Orwell's 1984. The guy was 20 years out, but other than that fairly accurate... It's the ability to hold two separated and completely contradictory statements in your head and believe that both are true
Dubya: "We are bringing democracy to Iraq" (while bringing a dictatorship to the US via the "Patroit" act, Florida elections etc etc etc).
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Doublespeak here ought to be doublethink. The person who first defined it must have had doublethink confused with newspeak and thus combined the two. The definition given is for doublethink.
Whatever was true now was true from everlasting to everlasting. It was quie simple All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memmory. "Reality control," they called it; in Newspeak, "doublethink."
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The term doublespeak originated in the George Orwell book "1984," to refer to language that is intended as a mind-screw in order to confuse people into submission, such as, "Freedom is slavery."
Doublespeak can also refer to language that is used by people to gas-light people by fucking up their life and insisting that their intent is to encourage you or that they aren't rejecting you.
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Deliberately ambiguous or evasive language. see: doubletalk.
He wouldn't give me a firm committment to do the job, just some doublespeak about how he "might be available next week."
by Dave Spreefelt December 05, 2005
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