by William Lutz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632460172
Publisher: Ig Publishing
Publication date: 02/09/2016
Series: Rebel Reads Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 578,125
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Preface xi

I Involuntary Conversions, Preemptive Counterattacks, and Incomplete Successes: The World of Doublespeak 1

II Therapeutic Misadventures, the Economically Nonaffluent, and Deep-Chilled Chickens: The Doublespeak of Everyday Living 22

III Virgin Vinyl, Real Counterfeit Diamonds, and Genuine Imitation Leather: With These Words I Can Sell You Anything 71

IV Negative Deficits and the Elimination of Redundancies in the Human Resources Area: Business Communication, Sort Of 108

V Protein Spills, Vehicle Appearance Specialists, and Earth Engaging Equipment: Doublespeak around the World 144

VI Predawn Vertical Insertions and Hexiform Rotatable Surface Compression Units: The Pentagon Word Machine Grinds On 169

VII Nothing in Life Is Certain Except Negative Patient Care Outcome and Revenue Enhancement: Your Government at Work 200

VIII Winnable Nuclear Wars and Energetic Disassemblies: Nuclear Doublespeak 262


Quarterly Review of Doublespeak 280

Recipients of the Doublespeak Award 281

Recipients of the George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language 285

Index of Doublespeak 289

General Index 293

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