Sunday, 9th February 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Pornosec, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈpɔːnəʊ sɛk/
Etymology: < porno- comb. form + sec- (in section n.)

1. A name given by George Orwell to a department of the Ministry of Truth: ‘Pornosec, the sub-section of the Fiction Department which turned out cheap pornography for distribution among the proles.’
2. Subseq. euphem. the Internet.