Making a big list of double-speak words.

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posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 04:10 AM
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I would like members to post words with their other meaning.
Can anyone add to the list?
Here are a few to start with:


Free market = keynesian protected market


Counterinsurgency = western state terrorism.


Pragmatic = foreign policy talk for "taking the most useful (when under threat of sanctions the only) choice" or "doing what we want them to do"




posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 05:01 AM
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Since you seem to want to post partisan doublespeak, I thought I would take a few TERMS from the Kerry 2004 Campaign

Affirmative action = Nouveau discrimination
Austerity = Higher taxes and government spending
Brain drain = People with talent and hard sense fleeing to countries with stronger property rights and more personal freedom
Competition = The ultimate evil
Cure = Bigger government
Economic democracy = Socialism
Industrial policy = Causing companies to go bankrupt with government interference and then investing tax money in them (cf. Lockheed)
Meaningful dialogue = Empty posturing and rhetoric
Paternalism = Totalitarianism
Promise = A firmly tentative maybe
Regulation = Strangulation
Welfare = Generosity with someone else's money




For our French Allies:
Peace with honor = Surrender



posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 02:53 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Since you seem to want to post partisan doublespeak, I thought I would take a few TERMS...


Are we in a restaurant? Because I think someone just got served...



posted on Sep, 6 2004 @ 05:57 PM
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Originally posted by FredT
Since you seem to want to post partisan doublespeak, I thought I would take a few TERMS from the Kerry 2004 Campaign

Affirmative action = Nouveau discrimination
Austerity = Higher taxes and government spending
Brain drain = People with talent and hard sense fleeing to countries with stronger property rights and more personal freedom
Competition = The ultimate evil
Cure = Bigger government
Economic democracy = Socialism
Industrial policy = Causing companies to go bankrupt with government interference and then investing tax money in them (cf. Lockheed)
Meaningful dialogue = Empty posturing and rhetoric
Paternalism = Totalitarianism
Promise = A firmly tentative maybe
Regulation = Strangulation
Welfare = Generosity with someone else's money




For our French Allies:
Peace with honor = Surrender


Absolutely ingenious. And 100% right! lol, nice. I seem to be both anti-Bush and anti-Kerry in this election, but oh well. It seems alot of other people are also.



posted on Sep, 8 2004 @ 07:13 AM
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Here another

soldier = western sponsored terrorist



posted on Sep, 8 2004 @ 10:42 AM
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Originally posted by ThunderCloud

Originally posted by FredT
Since you seem to want to post partisan doublespeak, I thought I would take a few TERMS...


Are we in a restaurant? Because I think someone just got served...



DUDE I have to remeber that line

I just about peed myself



posted on Sep, 8 2004 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by Corinthas
Here another

soldier = western sponsored terrorist


That's just plain ridiculous. I don't know about some of you guys...



posted on Sep, 10 2004 @ 06:19 AM
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Some more.

lobbying = bribery

enemy combatants = something we just invented to get round the Geneva convention



posted on Sep, 11 2004 @ 02:17 PM
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Some excerpts from the Quarterly Review of Doublespeak:

A reader reports that when the patient died, the attending doctor recorded the following on the patient's chart: "Patient failed to fulfill his wellness potential."

Another doctor reports that in a recent issue of the American Journal of Family Practice fleas were called "hematophagous arthropod vectors."

A reader reports that the U.S. Army calls them "vertically deployed anti-personnel devices." You probably call them bombs.

At McClellan Air Force base in Sacramento, California, civilian mechanics were placed on "non-duty, non-pay status." That is, they were fired.

A personal ad from an unidentified newspaper announces that a "formerly single man" seeks a single or married woman.

The description on the package of Stouffer's Veal Tortellini with Tomato Sauce says it contains "exquisite egg pasta." The list of ingredients, however, includes "cooked noodle product."

In St. Louis, Missouri, there is an oriental rug store that advertizes "semi-antique" rugs.

The Minnesota Board of Education voted to consider requiring all students to do some "volunteer work" as a prerequisite to high school graduation.

Senator Orrin Hatch (R, Utah) said that "capital punishment is our society's recognition of the sanctity of human life."

Scott L. Pickard, spokesperson for the Massachusetts Department of Public Works, calls them "ground-mounted confirmatory route markers." You probably call them road signs, but then you don't work in a government agency.

It's not "elderly" or "senior citizens" anymore. Now it's "chronologically experienced citizens."

According to the FAA, the propeller blade didn't break off, it was just a case of "uncontained blade liberation."

The U.S. Department of Agriculture describes junk food as "low nutrient-per-calorie-density foods."

One of the window-cleaning companies located in a suburb in South Africa advertises itself as "Transparent-Wall Maintenance Engineers."

Rolls-Royce never admits that its cars break down. They simply "fail to proceed."

At a meeting of a local school board, someone questioned a treasurer's-report expenditure for "reinforcers for behavior modification." A simple explanation was provided: "Lollipops."






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