Monday, April 28, 2014

Duckspeak

“There is a word in Newspeak,” said Syme, “I don't know whether you know it: duckspeak, to quack like a duck. It is one of those interesting words that have two contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it is abuse, applied to someone you agree with, it is praise.”
(George Orwell, 1984)

New canal, Venice quarter, viale Caprera, Livorno
Our cheap Livornese version of the Orwellian Ministry of Truth has devised that there wasn't any project of a bridge where now lies the Isthmus of Crocetta.
New canal, Venice quarter, viale Caprera, Livorno
Two nice parapets are now in place where the temporary Jersey barriers once stood and some docile locals or the unaware tourist may even think that this is how the passage across the unnecessary canal was meant to be. We are all still waiting for some gauche Newspeak explanation of why this is better for us.

See also: A New Canal - The Non-Bridge of Crocetta - The Isthmus of Crocetta
External links: Ministry of Truth - Newspeak (Wikipedia)
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8 comments:

William Kendall said...

There's a term here that feels fitting for that kind of situation: facepalm.

Randy said...

I like the reflection in the second shot.

Michelle said...

I like the color of the buildings in that second shot.

Luis Gomez said...

So sorry VP.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger (大哥) said...

Explanations would be nice, but rarely come

Dina said...

If more residents looked at their surrounding with a photo-blogger's aware eyes, maybe there would be less docile acceptance of such things.

cieldequimper said...

Ah yes... It seems so long ago already...

Lowell said...

It would be rather funny if it weren't so sad...so many times those folks running things don't seem to have a solid grasp of reality! :)