"People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word."http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpXbpMhnqNk
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 1
"It was terribly dangerous to let your thoughts wander when you were in any public place or within range of a telescreen. The smallest thing could give you away. A nervous tic, an unconscious look of anxiety, a habit of muttering to yourself--anything that carried with it the suggestion of abnormality, of having something to hide. In any case, to wear an improper expression on your face...; was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime..."
- George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 5
The fact the Scientology has its own language makes it difficult for non-Scientologists to read Scientology texts and understand what ex-Scientologists are going on about. The wording and abbreviations are so complex that Scientology has actually published two full-sized dictionaries for use by its own members. This glossary is not meant to be a comprehensive Scientology dictionary, but rather to help the casual reader decipher "Scientologese".
L. Ron Hubbard on George Orwell:
Nation of Islam and Scientology: