wushu

Pronounced: woo-shoo

Notes: Where I found this word shows both syllables accented, which seems pointless (it’s the same as neither being accented). I immediately thought of something (I’ll talk about it tomorrow), but wasn’t sure of the meaning.


Yesterday’s word

The word oldspeak means “normal English usage, as opposed to propagandist, euphemistic, or obfuscatory language”.

Background / Comments

I thought of newspeak, but didn’t realize how close I was; this word, just like newspeak, comes from George Orwell’s book 1984.

First usage

The book 1984 was published in 1949, which is, naturally, the first usage.

Published by Richard

Christian, lover-of-knowledge, Texan, and other things.

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