Word of the day

The word for today is…

newspeak (noun) –  Deliberately ambiguous and contradictory language used to mislead and manipulate the public.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : Name of the artificial language of official communication in George Orwell’s novel “Nineteen Eighty-Four,” 1949, from new + speak. Frequently applied to what is perceived as propagandistic warped English.


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