The book that Oceania created, Newspeak, is basically the government trying to limit ones overall knowledge. The less they know, the less they can try and rebel or prove others wrong. It relates to us today by how much we shorten and dumb down what's written. Large words we used to use on a daily basis, along with phrases, have become those of the past. Some will look at you as though you were almost crazy for using "big" words. Over time, thought will deteriorate. We use such abbreviated words, such as lol, rofl, lmao, omg, and so on, that we tend to use them in our every day life, as well as using them in papers and school work. This causes us to look more uneducated the we probably already are.