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Doubleplusungood

Written By: - Date published: 3:51 pm, March 10th, 2009 - 9 comments
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newspeakSources tell us that National/ACT government (Nactgov) has ordered more words to be removed from official documents.

We already knew they had banned social justice, public health, social change, organised efforts of society, advocacy, and inequality.

Now, we have more to add to the list.

– stakeholders
– framework
– sustainablity

It’s the new PC, where being politically correct means not writing or thinking in a way that challenges National/ACT ideology.

Let us know of any more banned words you find out about.

“Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought? In the end, we shall make thoughtcrime literally impossible, because there will be no words to express it.”

9 comments on “Doubleplusungood ”

  1. Kevin Welsh 1

    Apparently Me, Me and Me are still acceptable.

  2. insider 2

    thank goodness sustainability is gone. The most overblown word used to justify an unrealistic range of projects. It was almost compulsory that it be used. Economic transformation was another.

  3. bill brown 3

    I hear “ambitious” has been removed from the Department of the Prime Minister Cabinet

  4. Ianmac 4

    How about removing:
    Act
    3 Strikes
    Rodney

  5. Tigger 5

    Stakeholders is gone? What, is Cabinet full of vampires? 🙂

  6. the sprout 6

    Also banned:

    Plan
    Care
    Ethics

  7. lonelyavenger 7

    “We already knew they had banned social justice, public health, social change, organised efforts of society, advocacy, and inequality.”

    No we don’t. All we know is that a department banned these phrases in a lame attempt to endear themselves to the new Minister and that said Minister was somewhat unimpressed.

    • Pascal's bookie 7.1

      Well if you want to be like that, then we actually only know that the minister claimed to be unimpressed. Which is what said minister would say, isn’t it?

  8. Julie 8

    When are Labour going to appoint a PC Eradication Eradicator? I vote for Trevor Mallard!

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