_,l,, Vaporise this, Thought Police ,,l,_ Wrote:
Apr 05, 2013 3:44 PM
Spot on. While it is a misuse of the literary figure, I suspect that people use him as shorthand for a certain type of person because it would be considered "racist" to even contemplate likening someone to the characters "S4mbo" or "Qu1mbo" from the novel, which is probably closer and more accurate in terms of what the user usually actually intends to describe.