Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Torturing english

The abose of political euphemisms really needs to end. Instead of coded meaning, it leads to confusion and misapprehension on both sides. Politicians will select something that polls well and use it to mean something entirely different. They will then poll its support, thinking this justifies their action. The public will answer according to the clear sense of it, unless they are knowledgeable as to their intended meaning, and then won't know what to answer. If the meaning isn't clear, only confusion results, as much or more to the insider as the outsider. This has led to a reality gap among those who believe their own press.

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