Political dysphemisms

Alison Murie sagehen7470 at ATT.NET
Sun Aug 16 20:49:15 UTC 2009

On Aug 16, 2009, at 11:25 AM, Mark Peters wrote:

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> I'm writing about politically motivated dysphemisms this week: terms
> like death panel, death tax, and terrorist fist jab. I'm sure I'm
> missing a lot. Any suggestions?
> Mark
Perhaps too obvious to mention: collateral damage (killed civilians).
Congressional Quarterly would probably yield a bushel in no time!

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