Glenn Beck wins 2009 Doublespeak Award

Dennis Baron debaron at ILLINOIS.EDU
Sat Nov 28 02:00:06 UTC 2009

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Glenn Beck wins 2009 Doublespeak Award

The National Council of Teachers of English has named Glenn Beck
winner of the 2009 Doublespeak Award. The NCTE Doublespeak Award,
established in 1974 and given by the NCTE Public Language Award
Committee, chaired by yours truly, is an ironic tribute to public
speakers who have perpetuated language that is grossly deceptive,
evasive, euphemistic, confusing, or self-centered.

Read the full text of the Beck Doublespeak citation at the Web of

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