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20th Jan '16 10:13:44 AM spydre
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->[+'''Newspeak ''[[TropeCodifier thoughtmaked]]'' the following tropes:'''+]
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15th Jan '16 1:48:47 PM Anddrix
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* ''Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}''. ''[[WeaselWords Some argue]]'' that this ''[[{{Fandom}} notable]]'' [[{{MMORPG}} free encyclopedia]] spawned enough of Newspeak to qualify as a separate dialect. More [[Website/{{Google}} research]] ([[ViewersAreMorons not to be confused]] with ''[[DumbIsGood Original Research]]'') is needed to [[AllBlueEntry tell]] whether [[CaptainObvious it is so]].
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* ''Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}''. ''[[WeaselWords Some argue]]'' that this ''[[{{Fandom}} notable]]'' [[{{MMORPG}} free encyclopedia]] spawned enough of Newspeak to qualify as a separate dialect. More [[Website/{{Google}} research]] ([[ViewersAreMorons not (not to be confused]] confused with ''[[DumbIsGood Original Research]]'') is needed to [[AllBlueEntry tell]] whether [[CaptainObvious it is so]].
11th Aug '15 6:06:15 AM justanid
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->[+'''See also:'''+] + [[TheIndexIsWatchingYou Conspiracy Tropes]] + [[YouWouldNotWantToLiveInDex Dystopia Tropes]] + [[HelpHelpThisIndexIsBeingRepressed Oppression Tropes]]
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* [[Creator/GeorgeOrwell Orwellian]] * Literature/NineteenEightyFour ->[+'''Newspeak ''[[TropeCodifier thoughtmaked]]'' the following tropes:'''+]


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21st Jun '15 9:37:57 PM nombretomado
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* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' features a ski slope graded as "XXX Double-Plus-Ungood".
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* ''KingdomOfLoathing'' ''VideoGame/KingdomOfLoathing'' features a ski slope graded as "XXX Double-Plus-Ungood".
20th Apr '15 6:36:09 PM SciFan
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* Quite a bit of politically correct speech has this, with words being invented to remove "offensive" connotations. An example would be the changing of "man" to "person" in many words(salesman-salesperson, for example).
17th Mar '15 2:27:01 PM Arkadi
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* In GeneWolfe's BookOfTheNewSun, the Ascians are indoctrinated to speak using only [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascian_language sentences from official propaganda]]
29th Nov '14 1:16:12 PM Anddrix
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* The society in ''TheGiver'' enforced what it called "precision of language." Children are strongly reprimanded for using any kind of exaggeration or figurative language, because they lump it under "lying". (The example given is a child who says he is starving when he is only very hungry, because implying that the state would really let anyone starve is seen as extremely problematic.) They can still play pretend, though, so it doesn't hamper their thinking. ** Additionally, due to the Giver system, a great deal of the very concepts of the old world (stavation, war, etc) have been or are in the process of being completely scrubbed out of the collective consciousness this way almost passively. ReleasedToElsewhere is a prime example: it is a DeadlyEuphemism that nobody save the Giver even KNOWS is a euphemism because they have ceased to have virtually any concept of death. Which means that the authorities that order it and the doctors that perform it likely [[FridgeHorror probably don't realize the full ramifications of what they are doing.]] In short: [[UpToEleven NewSpeak so powerful and entrenched that even those that mandate it and enforce don't really recognize it for what it is.]] [[ParanoiaFuel Imagine the kind of psychological tampering THAT would require.]]
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* The society in ''TheGiver'' ''Literature/TheGiver'' enforced what it called "precision of language." Children are strongly reprimanded for using any kind of exaggeration or figurative language, because they lump it under "lying". (The example given is a child who says he is starving when he is only very hungry, because implying that the state would really let anyone starve is seen as extremely problematic.) They can still play pretend, though, so it doesn't hamper their thinking. ** thinking. Additionally, due to the Giver system, a great deal of the very concepts of the old world (stavation, war, etc) have been or are in the process of being completely scrubbed out of the collective consciousness this way almost passively. ReleasedToElsewhere is a prime example: it is a DeadlyEuphemism that nobody save the Giver even KNOWS is a euphemism because they have ceased to have virtually any concept of death. Which means that the authorities that order it and the doctors that perform it likely [[FridgeHorror probably don't realize the full ramifications of what they are doing.]] In short: [[UpToEleven NewSpeak so powerful and entrenched that even those that mandate it and enforce don't really recognize it for what it is.]] [[ParanoiaFuel Imagine the kind of psychological tampering THAT would require.]]
15th Sep '14 1:13:23 PM StFan
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* In Zilpha Keatley Snyder's ''{{Green-Sky Trilogy}}'', all negative emotions are lumped under the heading of "troubled" or "unjoyfulness." (And [[StepfordSmiler displaying]] any sort of "unjoyfulness," or even [[TheEmpath feeling it]] in excess, is generally [[{{Pun}} frowned upon]].)
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* In Zilpha Keatley Snyder's ''{{Green-Sky Trilogy}}'', ''Literature/GreenSkyTrilogy'', all negative emotions are lumped under the heading of "troubled" or "unjoyfulness." (And [[StepfordSmiler displaying]] any sort of "unjoyfulness," or even [[TheEmpath feeling it]] in excess, is generally [[{{Pun}} frowned upon]].)
8th Sep '14 11:06:01 PM Premonition45
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* Parodied on ''Series/TheColbertReport'' with the recurring segment "The Word". "Truthiness" was the first and most notable "word".
4th Sep '14 9:49:21 AM CapitaineSchizo
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* The fate of the khmer language, after Pol Pot's 4 years run. In order to create an agricultural society, all intelligentsia was thoroughly killed, people were removed from cities and words were deleted so peasants could only think about their work. Today, khmer has to borrow a lot of them from english or make do with what is available, which means a whole line can be used just to say "floater". For the record, there was no word for "free" in common khmer anymore when they took the english equivalent.
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