Euphemisms, dysphemisms, weaselers, and downplayers are strategies we all occasionally use to persuade others to see things our way or to act in ways we prefer. Often such rhetorical strategies conceal the truth, even if slightly, in doing so.
For this discussion, find an example of each in an online source, newspaper, magazine, or elsewhere, and respond to the following:
- How it is an example of that type? Describe ways in which it employs the tactics associated with that rhetorical strategy.
- Does it conceal the truth in some way? If so, how?
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