I have to say that of all the words - and there seems to have been several million of them - in the arguments and counter-arguments that brought about the embarrassing end to the Irish League season, I hadn't banked on a few from George Orwell.
Then again, an author who wasn't exactly a laugh a minute and loved a bit of gloom and even more doom would have probably relished being quoted by the biggest victims of the shenanigans of recent times.
Linfield are champions. Well done to them, over the 31 games of the season they were the best team and no one can argue with that - but that's about all we can agree on after, as Orwell may have said himself, we reached 'a peace that is no peace'.
Sean Connor looked to one of Orwell's finest works, Animal Farm, to sum up his feelings as after all the talk of solidarity, one for all and all for one, player welfare and sporting integrity, in the blink of an eye his Institute side was culled from the Danske Bank Premiership.
"For me, it's all about sporting integrity being adhered to," he told the Derry Journal last week.
"Also, was the health and wellbeing of individuals and players taken into consideration? Was the financial viability, and wellbeing of all members of the Association, considered equally and what happened to the 'football family'?
"It's a bit like Animal Farm with the famous quote: 'All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others'."
For those not in the know (and to think they said that English Literature O-Level and marriage to an English teacher wouldn't pay off), the synopsis of the book is that the animals rebel against Mr Jones the farmer to create a society where the four-legged can be equal, free, and happy.
Sounds like the early stages of the talks here to find a solution to the impasse, but the NIFL and the IFA are soon cast asunder as those with their noses in the trough win the day and all ends well.
Well, apart from Institute and PSNI in the Championship who both find themselves demoted, and Cliftonville are less than chuffed too at missing out on Europe, but at least they still have a chance with the Irish Cup up for grabs. Linfield and Portadown, promoted from the Championship, are cock-a-hoop but the rancour and bad feeling that has enveloped the local game is horrible.
Orwell is also credited with coining the phrase 'the cold war' and things here are going to be chillier than Pingu's bunions for the foreseeable future.
Linfield and the Glens are enjoying their own war of words and as expected Stute and PSNI have lodged appeals against the decision by NIFL to use maths to tell them their number was up.
And even more infuriating is that just as this was all decided, after weeks of indecision, the announcement came that football could return in the middle of this month and now there is even talk of a limited number of fans being allowed in for the two Irish Cup semi-finals.
South of the border, the FAI have announced the Airtricity Premier Division will restart on July 31, just as the curtain will finally come down on season 2019-20 with the IFA's 'showpiece', the Irish Cup final.
Well, on the pitch that is. The legal ramifications of the decisions taken could still be rumbling on for some time, but that hardly helps Connor and Stute, or indeed the PSNI, to begin planning for next season, whenever that may be.
It is the latest thwack in the wotsits for Institute and only those with the coldest of hearts could feel anything other than sympathy for their current predicament.
This all comes after losing their home in Drumahoe firstly to floods in 2017 and then an outbreak of Japanese Knotweed, before a season playing at Churchill United's Wilton Park ground where, incredibly, Paddy McLaughlin helped guide them back to the Premiership.
Faced with having to play home games away from the north west, with The Oval even mooted at one point, they now ply their trade at the Brandywell, sharing the ground with Derry City.
Yes, critics will rightly point out that despite all their protests, they hardly set the footballing world alight this season with just two wins in the Danske Bank Premiership.
However, they were just three points behind Warrenpoint Town with a better goal difference, with the two denied the chance to meet in the final matches of the campaign.
It doesn't sit well. Linfield, Coleraine, Portadown and Annagh United can all look back with satisfaction that their efforts have been rewarded, but spare a thought for Institute, Ballinamallard United and Crusaders if the throw of the Irish Cup dice lands the wrong way.
There is a statue to Orwell outside BBC Broadcasting House in London. It reads: 'If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear'.
The winners might not want to hear it, but the big animals have treated the smaller ones shabbily.