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What is this site for, what do I hope to gain?
What does the term DUCKSPEAKER mean?


Seriously - WHY?

I don't know why I made this site...

  • It's part hobby (it's kind of fun to work on a design and layout--but it needs content)
  • It's part really wanting input from others.
  • It has a social element.

I don't really expect anyone to find this site, or care about it.
...but I'd like you too.

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The Term "DuckSpeaker" is a form of DoubleSpeak found within the principles of NewSpeak.

(Sound Confusing?)

new·speak Pronunciation: 'nü-"spEk
Function: noun
Usage: often capitalized
Etymology: Newspeak, a language "designed to diminish the range of thought," in the novel 1984 (1949) by George Orwell
: propagandistic language marked by euphemism, circumlocution, and the inversion of customary meanings

The reasoning is that if you don't posses the language to express your feelings, you can't think them. And more importantly, you can't express them to others.

This is a fascinating concept and a fun mental exercise, though I don't believe NewSpeak could ever be implemented or realized.

A cornerstone of NewSpeak, is the use of DoubleSpeak.

dou·ble·speak Pronunciation: 'd&-b&l-"spEk
Function: noun
: language used to deceive usually through concealment or misrepresentation of truth

To be more specific, a DoubleSpeak word may have simultaneous and contradictory meanings.

And our word DuckSpeaker is an extension of the base word: DuckSpeak

duck·speak ('d&k 'spEk) n. 1. To quack like a duck. 2. To speak in an orthodox fashion, staying within the policies and principles of the party-line.

To Wrap it up:

To call someone a DuckSpeaker is to both disparage, and applaud them at the same time.

The Derogatory: It implies the person is simplistic and incapable of articulate expression. Guttural.
In Praise: It implies the person speaks in a way encouraged and endorsed by the orthodoxy, both in manner and subject.


So why UN-DuckSpeaker?

The Orwellian prefix 'UN' is used to indicate the opposite of something.

In this case, we are saying the person neither speaks party-line, nor is incoherent in his/her expressions.

(NOTE: The term "unduckspeaker" would likely never occur in newspeak, as it would be unnecessary.)


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