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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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jargon
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1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) by Orwell
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  • Each contained a message of only one or two lines, in the abbreviated jargon — not actually Newspeak, but consisting largely of Newspeak words — which was used in the Ministry for internal purposes.
  • Then he pulled the speakwrite towards him and rapped out a message in the hybrid jargon of the Ministries: ’Items one comma five comma seven approved fullwise stop suggestion contained item six doubleplus ridiculous verging crimethink cancel stop unproceed constructionwise antegetting plusfull estimates machinery overheads stop end message.’

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  • I’ve been home since Saturday now, and since Saturday I’ve heard a great deal of talk about mongrelizin’ the race, and it’s led me to wonder if that’s not rather an unfortunate phrase, and if probably it should be discarded from Southern jargon these days.
    Harper Lee  --  Go Set a Watchman
  • (absolument) in the sense of ’absolutely,’ expressed himself, in fact, in that Great Russo-French jargon which the French ridicule so when they have no reason for assuring us that we speak French like angels, (comme des anges.’
    Ivan Turgenev  --  Fathers and Sons

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