If a company cannot evade a responsibility that clearly exists, the company can reduce the offensiveness
of the act, which can include image bolstering (puffery), minimization (the crisis is not very bad), differentiation (this crisis was different from more offensive crises), transcendence (the good we do as an organization far outweighs the damage done by this one crisis), reducing the credibility of the accuser (also called counter attack), and victim compensation.
Since T-shirts are common dress for many adolescents, it is our hope that the results of our small but telling research study will help explain what high school students view as offensive, as well as how perceptions of offensiveness
might affect dress and behavior.
Certain paragraphs of the editorial 'Let us embrace the African Diaspora' could have been deleted to correct its offensiveness
9 KALUP LINZY Linzy has the stylish charm of Cab Calloway and the gleeful offensiveness
of John Waters.
And he has helpfully given each word or phrase a star rating to illustrate its offensiveness
, clearly an unscientific and arbitrary strategy, but who could argue with a five-star rating going to "with all due respect" (before launching into an atrocious personal attack) and "joined up thinking"?
Smelly Christians, faithful Christians, don't have to worry about issues of anonymity nor offensiveness
, just faithfulness.
You feed off us economically, socially, mentally, and spiritually and I refuse to allow this offensiveness
to continue without stating the truth.
The forty specifics are grouped into eight general headings: coercion, offensiveness
, manipulation, assertiveness, confounding, obstruction, persuasion, and cooperation.
Bush's tenure, and it is to be hoped that the spats in Santiago will prompt the administration to pay more attention to the potential offensiveness
of its attitudes.
But more important than an ad's potential offensiveness
is that vulgar slogans often don't translate into product recognition.
It is a testament to her novelist's skill in giving us people, warts and all, complex in their humanity, even when overflowing with eccentricity or offensiveness
But this is a claim about the offensiveness
is not the basis for a constitutional violation.
In a circular pathway, Bloom arrives at the view that offensiveness
characterizes a lot of Jewish humor, a quality common to outsiders.
This is dealt with in such a manner that there is no offensiveness
in sight, quite the contrary.