Newspeak was the language of Oceania in Orwell’s dystopian fiction work, 1984. The ruling party created the language so that it could control it, for Big Brother believed that if grammar and vocabulary could be controlled, thoughts could be controlled. By ripping away words and crafting new ones, the power structure could effectively control people’s minds.
Webster’s Dictionary added 640 new words this year, with many of them being “transgender” (transgenderism does not actually exist, because no one in the history of mankind has ever successfully transitioned their gender) and “non-binary inclusive words.” This is doubleplusgood for the LGBTQXYZLMNOP lobby, and will no doubt help to end Oldspeak words that denote biological gender.
The speakwrite machines at Webster’s are apparently under the control of thinkpol, as words like “top surgery” (masectomy) and “bottom surgery” (vaginoplasty or phalloplasty). Using “top” and “bottom” to refer to these surgical options instead of the actual, medical name of the procedure keeps “transsexuals” from thinking about their pre-surgery body parts. They didn’t have their manhood removed…nah, they had “bottom surgery.”
The goodthink from Webster’s also includes ‘gender confirmation surgery’ and ‘gender conforming.’
Webster’s says that the new words are due to the fact that “The English language never sleeps, and neither does the dictionary. The work of revising a dictionary is constant, and it mirrors the culture’s need to make sense of the world with words. There are always new things to be named and new uses for existing words to be explained. A release of new words is also a map of the workings of a dictionary—you get to see what we’ve been up to—and of how words from different contexts come to reside in the same place.”
The new words by Webster’s Dictionary should help prevent serfs of Oceania from committing thoughtcrimes that lead to a one-way pass to joycamp. After all, no one wants to upset thinkpol or disturb the dayorder.
[Editor’s Note: For an explanation of Newspeak, click here]