1984 Glossary


“The book”

Entitled “Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism” and allegedly written by Goldstein, it consists of the story of mankind and the Transformation, arguing that there is expect a more powerful future without the dishonesty and manipulation of the Celebration.

Airstrip One

Part of Oceania, once called Britain.


Newspeak for synthetic insemination.

Black Market

Illegal trade resource for all “good quality” products, such as genuine coffee, sugar, razors, etc.

. Doublethink Newspeak word with

2 equally contradictory significances. The first is utilized to refer to an opponent, and can be defined as habitually opposing plain facts. The second is used to refer to a Celebration member, and can be defined as a loyal desire to think contradictory declarations when the Celebration requires it, which allows for continual alteration of the past. Floating Fortress Part of Oceania’s offensive/defensive weaponries. Actually an unsinkable fortress drifting

on the ocean. Hate Week A week of hate mongering against enemies of war. Supported by huge rallies and organized through the

Ministry of Reality

, Hate Week rallies Party members around Oceania and Big Bro. House of the Lords Part of the British federal government in the capitalist days. Referred to by an old male Winston meets at a bar, although Winston

does not understand the reference or the guy’s meaning. Ingsoc Newspeak for English Socialism.

Junior Anti-Sex League A youth company promoting complete celibacy for both sexes and motivating artsem. Julia is a member and uses the organization’s symbolic scarlet sash. Jus primae noctis A supposed capitalist law that

enabled any capitalist the right to sleep with

any woman working in among his factories

. A”fact”the party

points out about capitalist history. Ministry of Love(Miniluv)Maintains law and order. Safeguarded with great force. Only those jailed for Thought Crime or who are on official

Party service can go into.

Referred to within the unique as”the location without any darkness”because the lights are always on. Dissidents are taken here to be tortured, reformed, or killed. Ministry of Peace(Minipax)Accountable for the Celebration’s management of issues surrounding war

. Ministry of Plenty (Miniplenty)Responsible for the Party’s economic affairs. Ministry of Reality( Minitrue )Accountable for all Party news, home entertainment, education and arts. The Celebration’s propaganda maker. Newspeak The official language of Oceania and the new language of the Party, developed to meet the ideological needs of

Ingsoc (English Socialism). The goal of Newspeak is to lower the English language to

the least words possible and supercede Oldspeak by 2050.

Getting rid of words removes methods to define anti-Party feelings and the ability to disagree. For example,

the word”speedful “can be utilized in place of the word”quick.

“Celebration Slogans Examples consist of

:”War is Peace “;” Freedom is Slavery”;”Lack of knowledge is Strength. “Pornosec The area of the Fiction Department in the Ministry of Truth dedicated to

creating written adult product for the proles. Controlled by females since the Celebration believes females are less likely to be corrupted by the material. Prole One of the 85%of the Oceania population that are not Celebration members and live in poverty. Controlled loosely to weed out the excessively intellectual and protect the Party. Improvement Centers Nests for homeless children. Saccharine A chemical sweetener or sugar substitute; excessively sweet. Spanner Wrench. Speakwrite A party tool used

to equate spoken word into composed word. Spies and Youth League A Celebration youth organization that motivates kids

to spy on and report senior citizens, consisting of parents, to the Idea Police. Indoctrinates children into the Party. St. Clement’s Dane A building bombed many years ago that when stood by the Law Courts in London. A rendering of the building holds on the wall in Mr. Charrington’s leased space and ends up being a hidden telescreen.


An oval metal plaque that appears like a dulled mirror and imitates a tv, a camera, and a listening gadget for the Inner Celebration and Thought Cops.

There is no way to shut it off totally, and it keeps tabs on all Celebration members. The Physical

Jerks Daily morning works out all Party members need to participate in.

Determined through the telescreen. The Transformation The rise of brand-new socialism


democracy and


) that resulted in Ingsoc in Oceania, Neo-Bolshevism in Eurasia, and Death

Praise in Eastasia. Each program has the conscious objective of perpetuating unfreedom and inequality

, jailing development, freezing history in a chosen moment, and perpetuating war. The Times A Party-sponsored news publication for which Winston works. Thought Police The arm of

the Inner Celebration that

looks for those against the Celebration, locating anyone with even the tiniest ideas versus the Celebration or Big Bro. Their powers of observation force everyone to live as though they are constantly being seen

or listened

to. Mr. Charrington is a member. Thoughtcrime Believing versus the Celebration, having misgivings about the Party, doubting Huge Bro, or questioning any Party action or “fact.”Tube Train system. 2 Minutes Hate Daily requirement for all Celebration members. Organized group of members sees Party discussions on

a telescreen denouncing Goldstein and war opponents(either Eastasia or Eurasia ), and celebrating Big

Bro. Causes

excellent outbursts of hatred such as directed screaming and violence at screen representations of the enemy. Vaporized The fate of those who devote Thoughtcrimes. Those who are vaporized are eliminated from society because they are eliminated and all evidence of their existence is removed. Triumph items Party-made items, such as

gin, cigarettes

, clothing, food, and even housing. All of poor quality.

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