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Words Really Do Make A Difference

What a difference the choice of wording makes! On September 14, at Ground Zero, President George W. Bush declared: “I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” Simple words from the heart and soul of ...

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What’s With All The NewSpeak?

Since being introduced to the Obama administration, new terms have come into existence and old terms are getting new definitions.  Every time a new phrase, altered term or historical revision becomes public, I imagine Orwell’s Winston in his cubical at the Ministry of Truth pulling up old stories and “rectifying” them. Some memorable acts of rectification are the Department of ...

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