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Hi TheFallen, i'm still not sure...

Posted by Sphinx on June 07, 2003

about questions I asked last time:
6) To get one's hopes up is a standard English idiom, meaning to become more hopeful.
(the original sentence is "trying NOT to get their hopes up." Do they wanted to let themselves down?)

7) It's a humorous allusion to George Orwell's book "1984" ...
(i know it is about the book, but I cannot find relation between despotism and computer technology! could expalin why it is humorous?)