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double-plus-ungood

Definitions

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  • adj. terrible, very bad

Etymologies

Originated in Newspeak, a fictional language coined in Nineteen Eighty-Four a 1949 dystopian novel by George Orwell (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • My childhood dreams of becoming an astronaut fell by the wayside during my high school years once I was about to understand the practical improbability of such a career path astronauts have to be good at math, for starters, and I'm double-plus-ungood when it comes to numbers so I've contented myself with being an active fan of the space program and sometime science fiction author.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • By expurgating all words that might be troublesome - "bad" is no longer permitted, but becomes "double-plus-ungood" - and by making other words mean the opposite of what they used to mean - the place where people get tortured is the Ministry of Love, the building where the past is destroyed is the Ministry of Information - the rulers of Airstrip One wish to make it literally impossible for people to think straight.

    Orwell and me

  • The "double-plus-ungood" article is just as much wrong.

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  • Freenet also allows users to safely share information on religion, politics, or really any officially double-plus-ungood content, without fear of the local Gestapo taking them away for a good torturing in the middle of the night.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Buzz

  • I'm pretty sure that Stephen J. Hawking uses that computer that he uses to talk to tell an assistant what he needs done with a computer. double-plus-ungood Says:

    Balloon Juice

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