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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:29 AM
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"1984": Doublespeak Quiz
This is pretty lame doublespeak one might have
seen in the "First Newspeak Dictionary."
Bush is actually way ahead of this already.

The following are all real-life examples of doublespeak. Match each expression with its meaning. Write the letter of your answer on the line provided.

____ Front-leaning rest exercises
____ Preemptive counterattack
____ Air support
____ Servicing the target
____ Wood interdental stimulators
____ collateral damage
____ tactical redeployment
____ large potentially disruptive reentry system
____ career scanning professional
____ social-expression product
____ non-performing assets
____ management turnovers
____ excessed
____ controlled flight into terrain
____ negative patient-care outcome
____ inhalation hazard
____ resource development park
____ adult correctional institution
____ environmentally destabilized
____ energetic disassembly
____ guest-relation facility
____ sub-standard housing
____ revenue enhancement
____ poorly buffered precipitation
____ period of accelerated negative growth
____ ethnic cleansing



Translations:

polluted
poison gas
ghetto
greeting cards
push-ups
acid rain
toothpick
toilet
invasion
killing the enemy
fired from job
recession
dump
cashier
civilian casualties
nuclear bomb
plane crash
death in a hospital
taxes
genocide
retreat
bombing
bad loans
job layoffs
nuclear-power-plant explosion
priso
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Beelzebud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:31 AM
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1. Compassionate Conservative
Translation: Fuck the poor, and the underprivelaged.
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:36 AM
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5. o yeah! that's the stuff
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BurgherHoldtheLies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:34 AM
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2. Intelligent Design
Translation: Creationism masquerading under the banner of science
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:36 AM
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4. that's right
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:39 AM
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6. Now its being called "Sudden Emergence Theory"
same bull, new name.
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stop the bleeding Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:35 AM
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3. it puts the lotion on n/t
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:45 AM
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7. I can't figure out the 1st one
____ Front-leaning rest exercises
bombing ____ Preemptive counterattack
invasion ____ Air support
killing the enemy ____ Servicing the target
toothpick ____ Wood interdental stimulators
civilian casualties ____ collateral damage
retreat ____ tactical redeployment
nuclear-power-plant explosion ____ large potentially disruptive reentry system
cashier ____ career scanning professional
greeting cards ____ social-expression product
bad loans ____ non-performing assets
fired from job ____ management turnovers
job layoffs ____ excessed
plane crash ____ controlled flight into terrain
death in a hospital ____ negative patient-care outcome
poison gas ____ inhalation hazard
dump ____ resource development park
priso ____ adult correctional institution
polluted ____ environmentally destabilized
push-ups ____ energetic disassembly
toilet ____ guest-relation facility
ghetto ____ sub-standard housing
taxes ____ revenue enhancement
acid rain ____ poorly buffered precipitation
recession ____ period of accelerated negative growth
genocide ____ ethnic cleansing
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 11:52 AM
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8. push-ups (I think)
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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 12:47 PM
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11. correct!
ask any vet.
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rexcat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 12:03 PM
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9. Here is my list...
Edited on Thu Feb-23-06 12:04 PM by rexcat
I think we disagree on some:

push-ups ____ Front-leaning rest exercises
invasion ____ Preemptive counterattack
killing the enemy ____ Air support (used in Viet Nam as in close air support)
bombing ____ Servicing the target
toothpick ____ Wood interdental stimulators
civilian casualties ____ collateral damage
retreat ____ tactical redeployment
nuclear bomb ____ large potentially disruptive reentry system
cashier ____ career scanning professional
greeting cards ____ social-expression product
bad loans ____ non-performing assets
fired from job ____ management turnovers
job layoffs ____ excessed
plane crash ____ controlled flight into terrain
death in a hospital ____ negative patient-care outcome
poison gas ____ inhalation hazard
dump ____ resource development park
prison ____ adult correctional institution
polluted ____ environmentally destabilized
nuclear-power-plant explosion ____ energetic disassembly
toilet ____ guest-relation facility
ghetto ____ sub-standard housing
taxes ____ revenue enhancement
acid rain ____ poorly buffered precipitation
recession ____ period of accelerated negative growth
genocide ____ ethnic cleansing
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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 12:34 PM
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10. I would think that

bombing ____ Air support
killing the enemy ____ Servicing the target

and perhaps, although perhaps not:

job layoffs ____ management turnovers
fired from job ____ excessed
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Craig3410 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 12:48 PM
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12. Mine...
Edited on Thu Feb-23-06 12:49 PM by Craig3410
____
polluted -- environmentally destabilized
poison gas -- inhalation hazard
ghetto -- sub-standard housing
greeting cards -- social-expression product
push-ups -- Front-leaning rest exercises
acid rain-- poorly buffered precipitation
toothpick -- Wood interdental stimulators
toilet -- guest-relation facility
invasion -- Preemptive counterattack
killing the enemy -- Servicing the target
fired from job -- excessed
recession -- period of accelerated negative growth
dump -- resource development park
cashier -- career scanning professional
civilian casualties -- collateral damage
nuclear bomb -- large potentially disruptive reentry system
plane crash -- controlled flight into terrain
death in a hospital -- negative patient-care outcome
Taxes -- revenue enhancement
genocide -ethnic cleansing
retreat -- tactical redeployment
bombing -- Air support
bad loans -- non-performing assets
job layoffs -- management turnovers
nuclear-power-plant explosion --energetic disassembly
prison-- adult correctional institution
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 01:07 PM
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15. for some reason I had a lot of trouble with "retreat"...
I guess that's why this kind of speech is so effective--it's overly complicated, lol.
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Jara sang Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 12:58 PM
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13. "forward thinking"
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Katherine Brengle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 01:04 PM
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14. Okay, I'll give it a shot... (damn that was hard!)
push-ups ____ Front-leaning rest exercises
invasion____ Preemptive counterattack
bombing____ Air support
killing the enemy____ Servicing the target
toothpick____ Wood interdental stimulators
civilian casualties____ collateral damage
fired from job____ tactical redeployment
nuclear bomb____ large potentially disruptive reentry system
cashier____ career scanning professional
greeting cards____ social-expression product
bad loans____ non-performing assets
job layoffs____ management turnovers
retreat____ excessed
plane crash____ controlled flight into terrain
death in a hospital____ negative patient-care outcome
poison gas____ inhalation hazard
dump____ resource development park
prison____ adult correctional institution
polluted____ environmentally destabilized
n.p.p. explosion____ energetic disassembly
toilet____ guest-relation facility
ghetto____ sub-standard housing
taxes____ revenue enhancement
acid rain____ poorly buffered precipitation
recession____ period of accelerated negative growth
genocide____ ethnic cleansing

That was a lot harder than it looked at first glance--how'd I do?


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tatertop Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-23-06 01:14 PM
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16. I would have done it this way
Push ups____ Front-leaning rest exercises
invasion ____ Preemptive counterattack
bombing ____ Air support
killing the enemy ____ Servicing the target
toothpick____ Wood interdental stimulators
civilian casualties ____ collateral damage
retreat____ tactical redeployment
nuclear bomb ____ large potentially disruptive reentry system
cashier ____ career scanning professional
greeting cards____ social-expression product
bad loans ____ non-performing assets
fired from job ____ management turnovers
job layoffs ____ excessed
plane crash ____ controlled flight into terrain
death in a hospital ____ negative patient-care outcome
poison gas ____ inhalation hazard
dump ____ resource development park
prison____ adult correctional institution
polluted ____ environmentally destabilized
nuclear-power-plant explosion ____ energetic disassembly
toilet ____ guest-relation facility
ghetto ____ sub-standard housing
taxes ____ revenue enhancement
acid rain ____ poorly buffered precipitation
recession ____ period of accelerated negative growth
genocide____ ethnic cleansing

I think these two could go either way:
job layoffs ____ management turnovers
fired from job ____ excessed

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