December 18th, 2007

new year

Orwell lives

Listening to the NewsHour, in a story about U.S.-Turkish dealings we just heard Gwen Ifill use the word diplospeak as in ~Let's untangle this diplospeak~. The word is phonologically so close to Orwell's coinage doublespeak -- a couple vowel shifts, and from voiced to unvoiced bilabial explosive -- and means exactly the same thing.

Go Gwen!