On examination, the notion seems worse than useless: society's is a cognate of the weasel word
social, and community in this context is itself another weasel word
, sucking out any real meaning from the word expectations.
I sent an e-mail to their technical support with a few questions and got back a reply that appeared to be an automated set of weasel words
telling me that I could essentially buzz off: I was no longer entitled to such service as my computer was no longer under warrantee.
THE MD of Newcastle United will deserve a very small footnote in the sad history of sports industry weasel words
by his comments on the behaviour of Papiss Cissse.
are those that are twisted or misleading, used to benefit the individual uttering them.
Shadow Welsh Secretary Owen Smith MP said: "The Welsh people know the truth, the Conservatives' only interest in Wales lies in attacking it and no amount of weasel words
from the Conservative Party chairman will change that."
Secretary of State John Kerry, are likely sometime this year to culminate in an agreed FAPSthat is, a Framework Agreement for a Peace Settlementbut only by means of studied, deliberate ambiguity: a generous use of weasel words
, the allowance of unilateral reservations, a nonbinding status, and the careful avoidance of the more intractable issues.
Oh you're so right Sandra Camwell In everything you say That our teachers don't need pillorying While politicians get away With all their varied misdeeds And all their weasel words
A few are brought to book But for most - it's House of Lords!
I would like these bosses to put the answer to the questions I have asked here for everybody who uses aeroplanes at the other airports to see the answer and, please, no weasel words
or putting the blame on everyone else, as I, and I think a lot of other people, think that there is an ulterior motive behind this from Peel bosses.
While Mitchell has apologised for the foul-mouthed broadside at the police officers employed to safeguard the MP and his peers, Mr Mitchell continues to employ weasel words
to avoid denying that he called the officers "plebs" and "morons".
They wring their hands and say weasel words
, but they have done nothing to stop this unwanted and unnecessary radical change.
But Welsh Labour Leader Carwyn Jones said: "People in Wales won't be fooled by his weasel words
. They know that the only party committed to standing up for them and their families is Welsh Labour."
Inconsistently, they include sufficient weasel words
to carry on claiming NHS fees.
The origin of the expression "weasel words
" derives from the way a weasel devours the contents of an egg, leaving the shell empty, but seemingly undisturbed to a casual observer.
Instead, reporters are encouraged to throw away the weasel words
and call it like they see it when they think public officials have revealed themselves as phonies or flip-floppers."
Don Watson's book, Warson's) Dictionary of Weasel Words
, Contemporary Cliches, Cant & Management Jargon, and the Weasel Words
web site well document this abuse of language.