double-plus-ungood

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Originated in Newspeak, a fictional language coined in Nineteen Eighty-Four a 1949 dystopian novel by George Orwell

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double-plus-ungood (not comparable)

  1. terrible, very bad
    • 1990 1990 March 19, Jerry Pournelle, “Federal Expres Can Even Deliver the File Transfer Blues”, InfoWorld, volume 12, number 12, InfoWorld Media Group, Inc., ISSN 0199-6649, page 54: 
      There's only one problem. Files converted from Word Perfect to Q&A format don't work with Q&A. Q&A thinks it has read in the file, but then the whole mess blows up. Ungood. Double plus ungood.
    • 2000 May 02, "[destroy]", “Re:You fucking bastards”, uk.local.london, Usenet:
      But no excuses for the idiots who did the Cenotaph, double plus ungood!!
    • 2009, Jon Loeliger, “Altering Commits”, in Version Control with Git[1], volume 2008, O'Reilly Media, Inc., ISBN 9780596520120, page 162:
      In the former case, obtaining the current version from the object store appears to be a form of “reset” operation [...]. That is double-plus ungood Git thinking.¶ In the latter case, an earlier version of the file is pulled out of hte object store and placed into your working directory. This has the appearance of being a “revert” operation on the file. That too is double-plus ungood Git thinking.
    • 2010 February 2010, "The other Winston Smith", “Mozilla Metathought seems ++Ungood”, mozilla.feedback.firefox, Usenet:
      Summary: Mozilla Metathought seems ++Ungood

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