When Language Is Used to Deceive You: How Doublespeak Distorts Reality and Corrupts Thought (1989)

Doublespeak is language that deliberately obscures, disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., "downsizing" for layoffs and "servicing the target" for bombing), in which case it is primarily meant to make the truth sound more palatable. It may also refer to intentional ambiguity in language or… Continue lendo When Language Is Used to Deceive You: How Doublespeak Distorts Reality and Corrupts Thought (1989)