Revision Exercise 1 - by the military’s own weapons Provide straightforward translations for the following doublespeak words and phrases

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REVISION EXERCISE 1 - DOUBLESPEAK: LANGUAGE TO AVOID Doublespeak, or corporate speak is language used to deliberately mislead, hide, or evade the truth. This distortion of the truth is often found in military, political, and corporate language. A loss of credibility and respect results when a politician talks of “revenue enhancements” rather than “tax increases,” a police officer refers to “nontraditional organized crime” rather than gang activity, or a military spokesperson speaks of “collateral damage” or “friendly fire” rather than civilians killed accidentally
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Unformatted text preview: by the military’s own weapons. Provide straightforward translations for the following doublespeak words and phrases . DOUBLESPEAK STRAIGHTFORWARD TRANSLATION aerial ordinance detainee ethnic cleansing person of interest regime change classified take down Downsize, rightsize vertically deployed antipersonnel devices Check answers and read other examples of doublespeak at the following website: http://www.sourcewatch.org/wiki.phtml?title=Doublespeak...
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This note was uploaded on 01/13/2012 for the course ITC 105 taught by Professor Martin during the Three '11 term at Charles Sturt University.

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