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Quiz: George Orwell or George Michael?

Did you know that the novelist George Orwell and the singer George Michael share 25 June as their birthday? Unsurprisingly, they’re more than a few years apart – George Orwell (the pen name of Eric Arthur Blair) was born on 25 June 1903, while George Michael (originally Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou) followed exactly sixty years later.

We thought this coincidence should not go unmarked, and so we’ve put together a quotations quiz. You might not think it difficult to distinguish between Orwell’s excerpts and Michael’s lyrics, but it’s trickier than you’d imagine…

The George Orwell quotations are taken from the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, which is available on Oxford Reference. You can explore more quotations in Oxford Essential Quotations, which is freely available on Oxford Reference.

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