1984 is one scary, scary book. Just think of what our lives would be like had Orwell’s imaginings of the future come true. We’d all be massive TV addicts living in a state of heightened government security, devoted to machines. Phew, I’m glad those ideas didn’t pan out…
Actually, there may be nothing more chilling in the fictional world or our own than the Newspeak lexicon. Just seeing the word “gooder” on paper frightens me more than a massive cage of rats. Thank Big Brother we all use perfect grammar nowadays. lolz.
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