Friday, March 14, 2008


Anytime I read about politics or religion these days, I'm reminded of this passage in Orwell's 1984 (Chapter 5):
'There is a word in Newspeak,' said Syme, 'I don't know whether you know it: duckspeak, to quack like a duck. It is one of those interesting words that have two contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it is abuse, applied to someone you agree with, it is praise.'

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