Categories: Education & Reference

The Peculiar Power of Language

I was sitting in a room and the moderator of a speech contest told one of the competitors that his ‘persiflage’ did him no credit.

The word persiflage rolled off the moderator’s tongue easily.   I looked up the word.  Now I had not know it, or that it was ‘frivolous or bantering talk‘.   Once I had it, I could hear it from other speakers.  Before I knew the word existed, I didn’t know the concept.

A set of promoters formed a company called Synergy.   That word means “a mutually advantageous conjunction or compatibility of distinct business participants or elements (as resources or efforts)“.

It was a brilliant term, for the company had a number of performers who did exemplify that definition.

The term ‘Newspeak’ is used in 1984.  It is an attempt to remove words from the language to prevent people from holding the concept.   It has been said many times, but can be repeated; If you don’t have the words you can’t control your world.

Without the words, you can’t grasp the concepts, you are unaware of the existence of these concepts.   Without the words your intellect is stifled.  You don’t ‘own’ what you experience; without the words, you can’t experience the event.

Related Post

By removing words from the language one ‘retards’ the population.   By tossing tiny simple words, instead of complex ideas, the population is given very little information, although they feel they have gotten enough.

To say; “This is a Bad Bad Man,”  is ‘understood’, but why?  How?  What did he do or not do?  During the debates, Trump’s speech was remarkably light on specifics about how he intended to accomplish his goals.

By avoiding complex sentences and words with actual meaning, he made statements which are unable to be analysed.  This is because he had no plan.  He simply made the remark and left it.

The public, hearing the simplistic monosyllabic  answers, was unable to comprehend exactly what he meant or intended.   This is deliberate.  As deliberate as the Government in Oceania, in the book, 1984, removing words from the language.  For without the words, one can’t hold the concept.

 




  • kaylar

    Recent Posts

    Heart Attack Causes and its Solution

    What is the Main Cause of a Heart Attack? What is its Solution? A heart attack is the blockage of… Read More

    7 months ago

    Understanding the Debt Ceiling: Its Impact, Importance, and Implications

    In the vast economic arena, one term that often takes center stage, inciting extensive debates and discussions, is the "debt… Read More

    1 year ago

    De-Dollarization: The New World Order of Currency and Its Global Impact

    De-Dollarization: The Changing Face of Global Finance The financial landscape is in a state of flux, with an intriguing economic… Read More

    1 year ago

    Unstoppable Bayern Munich: The Story Behind Their 11th Consecutive Bundesliga Title

    The curtains closed on a dramatic Bundesliga season with Bayern Munich standing tall once again, clinching their 11th straight title.… Read More

    1 year ago

    Celine Dion Cancels Concert Tour Due to Deteriorating Stiff-Person Syndrome

    The Unfolding Story of Celine Dion's Health In recent news that has left fans across the globe stunned, iconic singer… Read More

    1 year ago

    Navigating the Crossroads: LeBron James, Anthony Davis, and the LA Lakers’ Uncertain Future

    As the echoes of the recent NBA season start to fade, the attention of enthusiasts is firmly glued to one… Read More

    1 year ago