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These words are among 50 that the New York City Department of Education wants banned from standardized tests for being too ‘distracting.’ Once again, Orwell rolls in his grave:

“Countless other words such as honour, justice, morality, internationalism, democracy, science, and religion had simply ceased to exist. A few blanket words covered them, and, in covering them, abolished them. All words grouping themselves round the concepts of liberty and equality, for instance, were contained in the single wordcrimethink, while all words grouping themselves round the concepts of objectivity and rationalism were contained in the single word oldthink. Greater precision would have been dangerous.”

http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/28/new-york-city-schools-ban-loaded-words-from-tests/

(Picture comes from the Creation Museum – I wish I was kidding)

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