Friday, November 30, 2012

Washington D.C. Gives Us a Lesson in Wordsmithing

Washington D.C. Gives Us a Lesson in Wordsmithing

Our leaders in Washington are finally coming to grips with the budget deficit. Presumably, in order to make tax hikes less controversial, they have altered their vocabulary.

“Taxes” are now “revenues”

“Raising taxes” is now “changing rates.”

It’s worth pointing out to our students that word choice is a technique of persuasion.

(ljs)

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