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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: An acceptance of two contradictory ideas at the same time.
From George Orwell’s novel 1984. Earliest documented use: 1949.
Better to do double entendre than to doublethink.
“Meat, for me as for so many, is a moral quandary; a grey area of doublethink. Britain is a nation of animal lovers, we are often told, and yet we are also a nation of meat-eaters.”
Hugo Rifkind; Meat Is Murder But I Can’t Get Enough of It; The Times (London, UK); Dec 12, 2017.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy. -John Galsworthy, author, Nobel laureate (14 Aug 1867-1933)