25 July 2004

I know you are, but what am I?

The introduction to the essay How NOT to Talk! inadvertently contains two examples of the type of language it recommends you avoid.

It is hoped that exposing these tactics will help muzzle the growing abuse in our conversational landscape.
See the sections "Bombast" and "Lunatic Fringe." And maybe even "Word Salad."
Use your imagination to think of how you (perish the thought) and others have used these techniques in the past.
See the sections "I'm Not Saying This" and "Cheap Shot."
[ posted by sstrader on 25 July 2004 at 8:34:40 AM in Culture & Society ]