[Ads-l] "camouflage measure"

Joel Berson berson at ATT.NET
Fri Jan 29 05:48:27 UTC 2016


Re words rather than sentences -- "hard words", used in the 17th and 18th century by physicians, regular as well as charlatans, and their satirists. Generally Latinate, often long.  Sometimes intended to obscure meaning, protect the secrets of medicine.


Joel


      From: Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at GMAIL.COM>
 To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU 
 Sent: Thursday, January 28, 2016 1:50 PM
 Subject: [ADS-L] "camouflage measure"
   
http://www.wsj.com/articles/how-startups-hide-investor-unfriendly-practices-1453690983

'Industry jargon, words with multiple meanings or many syllables and
lengthy sentences all raised the “camouflage measure,” as did burying
certain information.'

DanG

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