When politicians engage in doublespeak
, they attempt to rob democracy and reason of the element of choice, something that otherwise they inappropriately and promiscuously endorse in an effort to evade moral clarity.
"As the BJP government allows 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail by doing away the requirement of 30 per cent sourcing through 'Make in India', the PM and FM's duplicity and doublespeak
stand exposed," he said.
Like Neil Postman, I can draw a pertinent case from an experience at an NCTE convention-this one in New York in 1977.1 had been asked to chair a panel, co-sponsored by the Doublespeak
Committee, on "The Language of Sexism," and I accepted in the belief that the meeting would be a forum for the exploration of different points of view on the issue.
While this tactic may help avid Snickers eaters shed a few pounds and improve corporate profits (don't expect Mars to reduce its prices when it cuts its standard 280-calorie bar to 250 calories), the Orwellian doublespeak
is sure to leave a bad taste in one's mouth.
In the face of this pressure, Ukrainian authorities are responding with doublespeak
. On the one hand, Yanukovych has agreed to implement the court's decisions, including the presence of foreign observers.
THE claim by Robert Norris of RenewableUK, the wind industry trade body, that turbine noise is, "more like a gentle wind going by" (The Journal, October 8) is yet another pearl for connoisseurs of wind industry doublespeak
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] After the century's doublespeak
, the fog of borders and the fatigue of everything borders kept apart.
The last time such doublespeak
was common currency was when Joseph Stalin ruled Soviet Russia.
Am I under-communicating or speaking in "doublespeak
This caliber of doublespeak
is an insult to the intelligence of even a piece of wood.
It's no use hiding behind human rights laws and political doublespeak
. Mr Johnson needs to show he is a man of action, not a powerless puppet.
He adds, "in the post-modern world of relativity the 'doublespeak
' and 'the reading between the lines' cannot be dismissed as mere provincial peculiarity" (ii).
Kolbert also captures the inane, insane doublespeak
of the Bush administration's climate policy: "We act, we learn, we act again." The US government's mantra is rhetorical gobbledygook that substitutes for action in this crisis.
Aristotle and an aardvark go to Washington; understanding political doublespeak
through philosophy and jokes.
The Blairites extinguished the Socialist beacon that was the original Clause IV of the Party's constitution and replaced it with new Labour doublespeak