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This amusing volume cuts through the thickets of popular jargon, casting daylight on such phrases as 'interrogate with prejudice' (that is, torture), 'unforeseen geological event' (a mining disaster) and 'critical power excursion' (a meltdown at a nuclear power plant)....

Title : The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive & Downright Dangerous Language
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ISBN : 9781567923377
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 115 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Superior Person's Field Guide to Deceitful, Deceptive & Downright Dangerous Language Reviews

  • PaulHankins
    2018-12-28 18:14

    A look at words and phrases, set up in a dictionary-like style, that have crept into day-to-day interactions in the name of political-correctness or softening that may actually do more harm than good within interpersonal relations. A thoughtful look at euphemisms that would work well with older students. I am thinking of doing some pull-out words/phrases for a quick hit research response that would warm up students to the longer research piece we do in the spring with our juniors.

  • Andrew
    2019-01-13 19:06

    Occasionally amusing look at euphemism and coded language with heavy emphasis on military and business speech. Strikes me as heavily influenced by Bush-era militarism and 1990s corporate theories, though the publication date is substantially later.