03-25-09, 04:48 AM #1
use of language to deceive
I have spent years collecting examples of professional double-talk in my work. Anyone know of any others?
Educanto and academese are my speciality as I have to deal with it all the time in my research, but they are not found just in the sciences. Double talk also prevails as legaleese among lawyers, and psycho-babble in the pseudo-mental health fields. In the Army they have military sneak-speech (“enhanced interrogation techniques”=torture, “self harm”=attempted suicide) and in churches, they use spiritual gibberish. (“evil,” “Truth,” “holy,” “bless”).
Can anyone think of more of them?
03-25-09, 05:09 AM #2
I love watching that police show where there are police videos of all the cars being chased and wrecked by police.
I know there are a lot used by commenter of that show...as he really loves saying "obstruct the law" when what he means is a girl showing her boobies to the police officer trying to walk away from speeding ticket...or "payed the price" when the guy is lying dead after a cop hit him with his car to stop his car.
03-25-09, 06:02 AM #3
03-27-09, 04:30 PM #4
check out freepatentsonline.com - goodness, people are just trying to cover as much in as little as possible over there
03-27-09, 07:54 PM #5
By Dinosaur in forum LinguisticsLast Post: 09-27-13, 04:40 PMReplies: 25
By greenberg in forum LinguisticsLast Post: 11-24-07, 03:59 PMReplies: 25
By Orleander in forum World EventsLast Post: 07-02-07, 11:43 AMReplies: 24
By genep in forum LinguisticsLast Post: 06-20-07, 06:35 PMReplies: 1
By genep in forum The CesspoolLast Post: 06-19-07, 05:07 PMReplies: 0