Day 1984: 1984

1984 is:

  • the number of today’s blog post,
  • the title of today’s blog post,
  • a 1949 book by George Orwell about a dystopian future,
  • something I mentioned to Michael yesterday: “It seems more and more like 1984 every day,” and
  • the subject of a Wikipedia entry  that includes this quote:

The introduction to the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt edition of Animal Farm and 1984 (2003) reports that the title 1984 was chosen simply as an inversion of the year 1948, the year in which it was being completed, and that the date was meant to give an immediacy and urgency to the menace of totalitarian rule.

What are your associations with 1984?

I don’t have 1984 photos to share, but I do have these:















What is the porpoise of this blog post?  I believe we have to purposely guard against the kind of totalitarianism George Orwell wrote about in 1984.

Here‘s 1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four) — Thug Notes Summary and Analysis:

I hope you speak your truth, below.

This is the 1984th time I’ve expressed gratitude here at WordPress:



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14 thoughts on “Day 1984: 1984

  1. I never read 1984…… but I heed your advice! and thank you.

  2. I was so very young when I read George Orwell’s book, but it had a lasting impression on me, and wow it’s all come true !!

  3. Have faith, Ann, in 2018.

  4. I’ve never forgotten that in 1984 the language Newspeak is unique in that its vocabulary is gradually diminishing with the goal of removing all words. Or, as Orwell said, “Ultimately it was hoped to make articulate speech issue from the larynx without involving the higher brain centres at all.”
    What makes the Thug Notes so profound and fun isn’t just the use of new words but giving old ones new meanings.

  5. I love the photo of your beautiful dinner and the view of the water. What a lovely way to end a day, Ann!

    That’s such an interesting story about how “1984” was given the title! I have been thinking, similarly to you, I think, that Orwell’s dire warnings seem tremendously relevant today.

    And I have an on-going “joke” that I don’t remember the ’80s! My children were 7 and 10 in 1984 and I was so busy with work, family, making a dollar stretch, and caring for an elderly parent at the time, and an entire decade is a bit of a fuzzy haze! 🙂 I think I started to “come back” sometime in the early ’90s. LOL! I hope you have a very lovely weekend, dear Ann.

  6. One of those dates we once wondered if we would reach 🙂

  7. Happy Bday to Orwell 6/25…lets sing easts of Britain!

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