Describes a political proclamation
or other linguistic act
in which the expression
s used have the effect of hiding
the unpleasant realities actually being described. It goes beyond euphemism
; its intention
is not to avoid hurt
, but to deceive.
In recent times, many politicians have found the expression "for the children" to be useful in
Also known as: doubletalk, doublespeak, double-speak, doublethink, double-think.