Book Reviews of Doublespeak: From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living : How Government, Business, Advertisers, and Others Use Language to Deceive You

Doublespeak: From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living : How Government, Business, Advertisers, and Others Use Language to Deceive You
Doublespeak From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living How Government Business Advertisers and Others Use Language to Deceive You
Author: William Lutz
ISBN-13: 9780060919931
ISBN-10: 0060919930
Publication Date: 9/1990
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Publisher: Harpercollins
Book Type: Paperback
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Pub. 1990
From Back of Book: Doublespeak is the language of nonresponsibility, carefully constructed to appear to communicate. Four most frequent kinds of doublespeak - euphemism, jargon, gobbledygook, inflated language - gives numeous examples from all walks of life, including business, advertising, medicine, government, and the military.

I say: Interesting, humorous, eye-opening. Since it was published in the 90s it shows many of the roots of todays mish-mash.
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A quick read, often funny.
The basic idea is contained in the first few pages.
The rest of it gives (and documents) hundreds of other examples.