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بواسطة Andy مايو 6, 2003
In George Orwell's dystopia "Nineteen Eighty-Four", Newspeak was the corrupted/purged language everyone was supposed to speak according to the totalitarian dictatorship which ran everything. Words with subversive potential and those which had unclear meanings were eliminated, along with references to the past. The attempt was to bring language, and therefore thought, into line with the wishes of the rulers.

It is also used to refer to any instance of politically-invented language put out through apparatuses of propaganda and social control or by spindoctors.

Words like people-trafficker, collateral damage and downsizing are examples of real-world Newspeak.
This doesn't mean you shouldn't make up new words. Nor does it mean that every political or invented word should be suspect. The point is that new words should expand meaning, not contract it. If a word is used to cover up abuses by the powerful or to manipulate people in favour of the existing regime, it's Newspeak.
بواسطة Andy مايو 1, 2004
Word often heard coming from the mouth/snout of a police spokesperson.
Commenting on the policing of the protest, the Metropolitan Commissioner remarked "oink, oink, oink".
بواسطة Andy ابريل 19, 2004
Short for Trotskyist. Usually but not always an offensive term, used by opponents of Trotskyism of both left and right persuasions (usually as a descriptive noun, "the trots").

In some settings, such as the National Union of Students, the insult is so pervasive that anyone to the left of Hitler is liable to be labelled a "trot" at one point or another, because the NUS right-wing associate any challenge to their rule with a conspiracy allegedly initiated by a long-defunct Trotskyist group called Socialist Organiser.

The term also crops up sometimes in anarchist and ecological attacks on Trotskyists. It is also occasionally used by Trotskyists themselves, apparently as a "reclaimed" term, only heard within the Trotskyist in-group, although this is contentious and some reject the term completely.

Its derogatory implications probably come from its associations with the trots in its other sense.
Vote for this right-wing motion - don't listen to all the student trots!

The trots are trying to take over this campaign group
بواسطة Andy ابريل 19, 2004
Thinking you're better than other people because you're working class, have a regional accent, don't use big words, read tabloid papers, or for other reasons which are opposite to those which would be involved in "snobbery" in the usual sense.
The argument that people who live in "rough" areas are the only ones who "know" about crime and that everyone else should shut up is just an example of inverse snobbery.
بواسطة Andy مايو 1, 2004
When someone says something that you agree with, you say "join the club".
Man, I think Allen is such a douche.
join the club.
بواسطة andy سبتمبر 3, 2004
It meens "Oh dear" Its used by wannabe Cackers
Dordy mush. Dordy dordy my chavey.
بواسطة Andy نوفمبر 18, 2004

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