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Balaji Loganathan
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Ashok Mash
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In UK, its a popular TV show, where they lock-up 6 lads and 6 girls in a camera-on-wall house, and watch everything they do.
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Balaji Loganathan
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I actually want to know what is meaning of it.
The same programme is in france that is "Loft story"
Originally posted by Ashok M:
In UK, its a popular TV show, where they lock-up 6 lads and 6 girls in a camera-on-wall house, and watch everything they do.
Channel4 BigBrother Page
Ashok Mash
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Originally posted by Balaji Loganathan:
I actually want to know what is meaning of it.

Oops, I guess you are asking for the meaning of the usage 'Big Brother' as in 'Big Brother watching'.
I guess its like some one who is superior to you, have control or power over you, you are obliged to obey him, still he is not a Boss or Don - he has control over you in an affectionate way, he advices you, you follows him as model or as a mentor.
Feel free to correct me if I am wrong!
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Read the book 1984 by George Orwell.


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From http://www.k-1.com/Orwell/1984.htm
[I]Big Brother
Big Brother is not a real person. All-present as he is, all-powerful and forever watching, he is only seen on TV. Although his picture glares out from huge posters that shout, BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, nobody sees Big Brother in person. Orwell had several things in mind when he created Big Brother. He was certainly thinking of Russian leader Joseph Stalin; the pictures of Big Brother even look like him. He was also thinking of Nazi leader Adolph Hitler and Spanish dictator Francisco Franco. Big Brother stands for all dictators everywhere. Orwell may have been thinking about figures in certain religious faiths when he drew Big Brother. The mysterious, powerful, God-like figure who sees and knows everything- but never appears in person. For Inner Party members, Big Brother is a leader, a bogeyman they can use to scare the people, and their authorisation for doing whatever they want. If anybody asks, they can say they are under orders from Big Brother. For the unthinking proles, Big Brother is a distant authority figure. For Winston, Big Brother is an inspiration. Big Brother excites and energises Winston, who hates him. He is also fascinated by Big Brother and drawn to him in some of the same ways that he is drawn to O'Brien, developing a love-hate response to both of them that leads to his downfall.
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Hmm.. Interesting. Thanks Dirk.
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Oh! what a beautiful word "Big Brother", To be frank,on watching some television channels on big brother,I thought big brother is something related to sex .
So! We can't see Big Brother but we can see God Father in our life. :roll:
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Sameer Jamal
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I used to think "Big Brother" is son of "Uncle Sam"
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If Big Brother were the son of Uncle Sam, then either Uncle Sam would be the Father and the Uncle or Big Brother would be the Cousin and the Brother.
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If we consider the possibilities that step and half (same mother or father, but not both) relationships could bring to the situation... yikes! Now, I really understand why Java only allows single inheritance.
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"Big Cousin" doesn't really carry much of a ring to it...
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I wonder what Aunt Jamima would have to say about all of this.
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Originally posted by Dirk Schreckmann:
I wonder what Aunt Jamima would have to say about all of this.

You'll have to ask Uncle Ben.
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Originally posted by Dirk Schreckmann:
If Big Brother were the son of Uncle Sam, then either Uncle Sam would be the Father and the Uncle or Big Brother would be the Cousin and the Brother.

You're a sick, sick, man, Dirk. Seek help.
Me? I'm perfectly sane.
Corey


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