Its a good exercise.
Doublethink, with me, doubles the pleasure. It is pragmatic; flexible, even at its worst.
Not to get caught up in semantics but âDouble-conclusionâ I think is more ominous and a more succinct word (if there is not such a word yet then now there is) to the hypocrisy portrayed in 1984.
It reminds me of the following...
âI donât know what you mean by âglory,â â Alice said.
Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. âOf course you donâtâtill I tell you. I meant âthereâs a nice knock-down argument for you!â â
âBut âgloryâ doesnât mean âa nice knock-down argumentâ,â Alice objected.
âWhen I use a word,â Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather a scornful tone, âit means just what I choose it to meanâneither more nor less.â
âThe question is,â said Alice, âwhether you can make words mean so many different things.â
âThe question is,â said Humpty Dumpty, âwhich is to be master thatâs all.â
Alice was too much puzzled to say anything, so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. âTheyâve a temper, some of themâparticularly verbs, theyâre the proudestâadjectives you can do anything with, but not verbsâhowever, I can manage the whole lot! Impenetrability! Thatâs what I say