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Re: Two ways...

Posted by Joe on March 03, 2009 at 17:17

In Reply to: Two ways... posted by Patricia on March 03, 2009 at 09:03:

: Where can I look this up: Examples of two ways to say the same thing that have different meanings, such as: "civilian deaths" v. "collateral damage". OR "people of color" and "colored people". I have not been able to come up with anything for a week now. I would greatly appreciate some help!

Doublespeak is language deliberately constructed to disguise its actual meaning, such as euphemisms.

The link below is full of examples and such

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Doublespeak

collateral damage: the killing of innocent bystanders, ecological destruction and environmental contamination.