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George Orwell's term Newspeak, used in his novel Nineteen Eighty-Four to describe a sinister language used for official communications, gave the English-speaking world a new suffix that could be used to form terms for any special mode of speaking or writing. Examples of its wide use include Britspeak, criticspeak, gutterspeak, netspeak (the language of television networks), and royalspeak:

• ‘I am most grateful and touched that you have decided to name a locomotive after me,’ it [a telegram] said in classic royalspeak —Guardian, 1981.


Modern English usage. 2014.


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