Monday, December 8, 2008

Winston Smith is right on the job, as usual

Orwell's Big Brother marches on:

"Words associated with Christianity, the monarchy and British history have been dropped from a leading dictionary for children.

"Oxford University Press has removed words like 'aisle', 'bishop', 'chapel', 'empire' and 'monarch' from its Junior Dictionary and replaced them with words like 'blog', 'broadband' and 'celebrity'. Dozens of words related to the countryside have also been culled.

"The publisher claims the changes have been made to reflect the fact that Britain is a modern, multicultural, multifaith society."

(via Blazing Cat Fur)


Um ... yeah.

So, history is being wiped out.

Everyone okay with that?

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