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On the Origins of the Term “Doublespeak”

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the term “double-tongued,” defined as “duplicity or deceitfulness of speech” dates at least as far back as the 1300s, appearing in the works of Chaucer.  Today, the related term “Doublespeak” is most commonly associated with George Orwell.  Doublespeak is a blend of two terms from George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984: newspeak Read more