from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. terrible, very bad
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.
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.
The "double-plus-ungood" article is just as much wrong.
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.
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: