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April 7, 2010 1:05 PM Subscribe
Is Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984?
posted by Bathtub Bobsled to writing & language (29 answers total)
It's been years since I read Mr. Orwell's work. I was a freshman in high school, and it didn't really blow my mind, or anything... seeing as my anti-establishment-feminist-hypocrite teacher had us reading Fountainhead, Cat's Cradle, Antigone, etc. So, I was pretty numb to it, by then.
Anyhow, I handed in my rough draft for a report on the novel and she drew a big red X on it, wrote a note on the bottom, and directed me to the writing lab to revise it immediately.
I had referred to it as 1984, instead of Nineteen Eighty-Four.
This still bothers me. I'm not saying she's wrong, but if she's right, the whole damn internet is wrong.
Which is it?