doublespeak


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any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not

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"When the Church leadership says it would not receive money and other forms of support, then a few days later goes ahead to host and receive donations from leaders of questionable character, is that not doublespeak?" CONTRIBUTIONS His was an act of defiance that was replicated by several legislators around the country, all of whom vowed to continue dishing out money to the Church.
As one might expect from someone so unstuck from fact, though he is capable of breathtaking doublespeak, he does it with such unimpeachable (no allusion intended) and genuine sincerity that it is no more shocking than if a homeless person claimed to be Napoleon.
This reality-obscuring language is doublespeak. Abortion defenders have long employed doublespeak euphemisms like "termination of pregnancy," "products of conception," "emptying the uterus," and even (courtesy of Planned Parenthood) "taking a pregnancy out of the uterus." But calling abortion "health care" or "medicine" is a different level of deception.
New Delhi: The Congress Wednesday accused the BJP of adopting "doublespeak" on allowing 100 per cent FDI in single brand retail while opposing it during UPA rule.
Minister Regina Doherty's claim the card is "not compulsory but mandatory" could be "doublespeak" from George Orwell's dystopian novel 1984.
This doublespeak is compounding the miseries of the people of Kashmir who want the Government of India to put an end to its repression and start serious steps towards resolution of the Kashmir dispute for ensuring permanent peace in South Asia, he added.
ISLAMABAD -- Indian armed forces' personnel attacked a Kashmiri journalist in Bijbehara town due to publication of his article which exposed the puppet Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti's doublespeak.
Words that have been weaponized by the Left include bipartisanship, reproductive rights, choice, identity, progress, fairness, trans, climate, homeless, health, free, homophobe, Islamophobe, white privilege, hate speech, gender, offensive, collaboration, oppressed, repressed, indigenous, compromise, multicultural, comprehensive immigration reform, undocumented, community, green, global, consensus, change agent, equity, inequity, and moderate, as well as the always reliable dead mules of doublespeak: diversity and tolerance.
The party's doublespeak has been exposed yet again when the Arvind Kejriwal- led government has issued a circular for filing defamation cases against media organisations if they publish or broadcast any news item that causes damage to the government's reputation or that of other ministers.
The specific targets of Orwell's attack include not only what we might call "semantic tyranny" but what Orwell sometimes called doublespeak. Semantic tyranny-especially in the realm of politics-is the attempt to control people's behavior through the manipulation of language.
Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday attacked the Congress for its "ugly doublespeak" in Parliament over Sadhvi Niranjan Jyothi's remarks, alleging that the opposition party was working under pressure from 'someone' outside.
Amiry mixes nostalgia with anger while mocking Israeli doublespeak that seeks to wipe out any trace of a Palestinian past in West Jerusalem.