From 1984: It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself—anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. Because your expression said enough. Now, we share so much more (on Facebook!) and are definitely being watched, but we are even less aware than the poor characters in 1984.
The language of 1984 is full of word mash-ups and these days we can’t get enough mash-ups. The Cronut is just one example.
17. Hate Week in 1984 bears a striking resemblance to the pre-presidential election party conventions.
A week of rallies to unite and excite a group of people into a frenzy of hatred against another group who doesn’t share their opinions. Sound familiar?