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Weasel words

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- Semantics,
  • English language -- New words,
  • English language -- Usage

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPhilip Howard.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1585 .H68 1979
    The Physical Object
    Pagination175 p. :
    Number of Pages175
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4727689M
    ISBN 100195201078
    LC Control Number78015583

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    They are vague qualifiers like Weasel words book, most, and probably that weaken your writing. Never use a long word where a short one will do. A study of Wikipedia found that most weasel words in it could be divided into three categories: [13] Numerically vague expressions e. The dignity of movement of an ice-berg [sic] is due to only one-eighth of it being above water. In business Weasel words may be used to detract from an uncomfortable fact, such as the act of firing staff. After all, you can have too much of a good thing.

    July Extrapolating through the use of grammatical devices such as qualifiers and the subjunctive can be used to introduce facts that are beyond the proof of the cited work. How do they know? After all, there are so many interesting writing styles out there. In the political sphere, this type of language is used to " spin " or alter the public's perception of an issue. That name is puffery.


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For example: "It stands to reason that most people will be better off after the changes. Frequently, the politicians or advertisers are not really implying, either inductively or deductively, a false claim.

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A study of Wikipedia found that most weasel words in it could be divided into three categories: [13] Numerically vague expressions e. How do they know?

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Water, muscle, bone, money? For example: "For scientists as for so many others, evolution served as an example of a fundamental challenge to long-held convictions".Aug 01,  · The following is one of the discussions about “ambiguity” from my book “When Words Collide: Resolving Insurance Coverage and Claims Disputes” (pp.

). One of the examples below is a cyber policy that excluded any loss that arose from. “Weasel Words: The Dictionary of American Doublespeak,” is the title of a book I was given some time ago, a book I put on a shelf beside my desk after reading the introduction and didn’t Author: Neil Case.

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