The term doublespeak is familiar with most people, but it really doesn't get the attention it needs. This is somewhat surprising, given the long
history of its use. In ancient times, the practice of doublespeak was, more correctly, termed locutions
a particular form of expression or a peculiarity of phrasing.
The phrase "We will never lie" comes to mind.
Still, much of the doublespeak passes by without notice. So, let's look at an example given by Anthony Fauci, who recently said:
“When you get vaccinated, you not only protect your own health and that of the family but also you contribute to the community health by
preventing the spread of the virus throughout the community. In other words, you become a dead end to the virus. And when there are a lot of dead
ends around, the virus is not going to go anywhere. And that’s when you get a point that you have a markedly diminished rate of infection in the
In this example, we'll look at four words: community, virus, health and infection. Words have multiple meanings (senses), so we'll center on
specifics for brevity.
: a body of persons of common and especially professional interests scattered through a larger society. Society.
: the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit. Wellbeing.
: a disease or illness caused by a virus; From Latin vīrus: The seed or nature in animals.
: the state produced by the establishment m of one or more pathogenic agents, such as viruses.
Now, we can use word replacements and reread Fauci's statement.
For community, we can use "second society" for one usage, and just "society" for the other.
For health, we'll use "ease your fears over covid", because Fauci's statement is about covid, and also use "wellbeing" for the second usage.
For virus, we'll use "seed of man".
For infection, we get the "state produced by seed of man", so "births/babies" will do.
Now, let's translate Fauci:
“When you get vaccinated, you not only 'ease your fears over covid
' and the 'fears of the family
' but also you contribute to the
'wellbeing of the second society
' by preventing the spread of the 'seed of man
' throughout the 'second society
other words, you become a dead end to the 'seed of man (your bloodlines)
'. And when there are a lot of dead ends around, the 'seed of
' is not going to go anywhere. And that’s when you get a point that you have a markedly diminished rate of 'babies in society
Maybe, this is why they claim the vaccines to be 95% effective?