Tag Archives: doublespeak

Were they really enabled to be able to say that?

It’s only June, but I’ve already come across a clear front-runner for this year’s “worst sentence to make it into print.”* Cooper said Massachusetts law and regulation prohibit retailers from passing their bulk buy discount to consumers, and that Total … Continue reading

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Will “self-deportation” self-immolate?

Here’s a term you may have heard thrown about in recent political discussions of immigration: self-deportation. It gets written out several ways (usually self deportation or self-deportation), but I’m going with the hyphenated form. There was a lengthy discussion of … Continue reading

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