Ed Driscoll

Apocalypse Nigeria

Geez, shades of Apocalypse Now’s famous “Terminate with extreme prejudice” scene: AllAfrica.com writes that a girl of age 20 (some reports claim she was as young as 14) was “prematurely terminated“: a euphemistic way of saying she was stoned to death by irate youths in Nigeria–whose religion is curiously not listed in some local reports.

As others have written, it does a bit of a disservice to call this kind of language Orwellian–Orwell himself would be horrified at the turns that language has taken in the years since his death.

Update: Err, as I was saying