On 21 Feb 2012, at 17:15, Adam Walker wrote: > Big Brother is watching. Speak Newspeak! > > Adam > > On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 11:14 AM, Adam Walker <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> >> >> On Tue, Feb 21, 2012 at 10:44 AM, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]> wrote: >> >>> So the problem is not that English has too many words. The problem is that >>> the English dictionary contains too many non-words. I say if a >>> (non-technical) word is unknown to 80% of the population it should be >>> purged from the dictionary as unnecessary baggage. >>> >>> --gary This already exists: the Oxford School Dictionary. Adam: I started writing about 600 words on that exact subject and then realised you'd summed it up in one word. I wonder what percentage of the population know what Newspeak actually means? Remember Stutter's Law: all people are idiots.