Nice link. I think this has always been true to an extent in politics, i.e., finding palatable words to deflect/ re-paint unpleasant truths in a less damning or even positive way. Can run the gamut from political correctness to political spin to propaganda. The enterprise has risen to new heights in Trump admin, plagued w/a combo of Trump's daily, reckless commentary & campaign/ intl intrigue & scandal from the get-go.
My favorite word-which-has-become-meaningless is "unprecedented." While it retains a shred of its original meaning (as Trump's torrent of reckless, politically-incorrect statements, exaggerations, deflections, open insults & outright lies is surely unmatched in campaign or presidential history), it has become a bland cover for all those parenthetical words, as well as hiding outrage over the unrelenting, daily breaking of the protocal & political norms which have traditionally shored up civil discourse & even separation of powers.
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Is there supposed to be a link? I don't se obne but then again I'm having so much trouble with the pile of s**t computer the school gave me that the head of the computer department spends more time here than in his own home
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