Ever get the feeling sombody is watching you? Chances are you’ve read George Orwell’s 1984 a few too many times.
On this day in 1949, the book was published and went on to become a modern classic. If you’ve been a high school student in the last 50 years, chances are just mentioning the title will see you break out in a cold sweat. Don’t worry, we won’t be having a pop quiz on Big Brother or Newspeak anytime soon.
Think I’m more partial to Animal Farm myself. But that’s in another barnyard all together. It’s Wednesday…. so discuss!
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I admit it: I’m in danger of being a language bore.
I’m that guy who, when you say you’re ‘honing in’ on something, asks derisively if you’ve ever heard of a honing pigeon or a honing missile.
If you call me a ‘font of information’, I’m liable to take offence on the grounds that a font is a shallow bowl used for church christenings, and I’d rather be a fount, thank you.
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Today is the 64th anniversary of the mass publication in America of George Orwell’s Animal Farm, a book considered one of the most influential of all time.
What a pity I’ve actually never read it.
And this is despite the fact that I’ve owned a copy since I was 17, when everyone else I knew read it. Or did they?
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Welcome to Wednesday @ The Punch
Fact: George Orwell’s classic book Animal Farm was first published in America on this day in 1946. Described as one of the influential books of all time it was made into a film in 1954 and again in 1999.
Have you read the book or seen the film? What message did you take from the story? Share your thoughts here.
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