Political language

Bill Palmer w_a_palmer at BELLSOUTH.NET
Fri Jul 10 11:58:47 UTC 2009

Interesting piece on NPR this morning, of which I heard only a fragment, about the effects of how a particular policy is termed.  Nothing new about this, of course.:

some examples: 

"War on Terror" (old)  vs. "Overseas Contingency Operations (new)

"Special interests" (bad) vs.  "Stakeholders"  (good)

"Enhanced interrogation techniques" (Cheney) vs. "Torture" (Obama)

Bill Palmer

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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