Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jan 13 18:00:38 UTC 2011

A pedagogical site instructing young Australians in literary nuance explains
that just as "emotive" language is "coloured, biased," so "demotive"
language is "technical, dispassionate":

Get it? E-motive? DE-motive?  It's obvious. And I could have been using this
word for years!  D'oh!

Not in OED. D'oh!!


"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society -

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