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  • Doubleppeak In William Lutz's The World Of Doublepeak

    In “Politics and the English Language,” George Orwell laments that the English language has deteriorated over time. He is particularly frustrated with the misleading and abusive language used by the politicians, especially in the context of the wars and economic issues that were prevalent in the 1940s. In “The World of Doublespeak,” William Lutz elaborates on the same idea, but terms it “doublespeak.” He describes four different types of “doublespeak” and how they are being used to misinform people. Both, Orwell and Lutz, recognize that doublespeak is very dangerous, especially in politics where people are intentionally being misdirected away from the real issues, such as justifying atrocities committed during wars by trivializing it with “pacification.”…

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  • Cioran's Anathemas And Admiration: The Modernization Of Language

    language simply shifts back into the palm of the government. However, those in power need not to attempt to force the control of language, because we as a society have already allowed it to happen. Sun Tzu’s Art of War establishes that one of the key principles of military strategy is “all warfare is based on deception”, attacking the enemy when they believe themselves to have a grasp of the situation. And that principle is clearly evident here. The fact that many do not perceive the distorted…

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  • The World Of Doublespeak Analysis

    The Danger of Doublespeak In William Lutz “The World of Doublespeak” he explains what doublespeak is and how it effects us. It abridges the first chapter of his book Doublespeak: From Revenue Enhancement to Terminal Living (1898). Lutz states that “It is language that conceals or prevents thought; rather than extending thought, doublespeak limits it” (310). In other words Lutz says that it misleads or deceives and doesn’t tell the whole story, but doublespeak is not always bad. Many people use…

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  • Life Under The Doublespeak Office Analysis

    My Journal for Life under the Doublespeak Office Each essay for this week’s journal had a great quality to them. The essay by William Lutz, Life under the Chief Doublespeak Office, purpose is to explain what doublespeak is. The author, William Lutz also gives examples of doublespeak. As the author, William Lutz, stated in the essay, Life under the Chief Doublespeak Office, in paragraph one, ‘The meaning of Doublespeak is language that only pretends to say something; it’s language that hides,…

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  • Comparing Politics And The English Language 'And The Word Of Doublespeak'

    Word of Doublespeak" by William Lutz we can tell that they focus on the meaning of doublespeak. Lutz’s view on doublespeak is seen as a harmless and careless use of words. However, Orwell thoughts are different he criticizes on the features of bad written English in modern prose. Therefore, resulting in bad writing habits which are spread by imitation, and that writers need to rid themselves of these habits by thinking more carefully about the words they use and their meaning. Orwell notices…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of 'New And Improved' By William Lutz

    The most frequently used words used in today's advertising are “New and Improved” according to author William Lutz. Lutz is a retired English professor who wrote this excerpt from his book Doublespeak.His primary purpose in this text is to uncover and unfold secret details of the rhetorical strategies of advertisers that often conceal the true product or embellish its effectiveness. Professor Lutz’s article “With these words I can sell you anything” describes many of the advertisement business…

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  • Double Speak Language Analysis

    The art of language-Doublespeak As we all know that language is a kind of art, you can use different ways to express same meaning. For example, if you go to someone’s funeral, when you want to comfort the dead guy’s relatives, you can’t say, “die”, instead, you should say, “pass away”, these two words contains the same meaning but the second one is not as sensitive as the previous one, this is the power of words. Different expressions give listener different feelings. What people said…

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  • Censorship In The English Language

    Throughout history language has been used as a medium of communication for people. Over time the English Language is constantly evolving and with that comes the decay of the language itself. This decline causes people’s lives and reality to be altered. The English Language is experiencing this decline due to censorship, doublespeak, and carelessness with words in general. Censorship is one of the leading causes of the decline of the English Language. Censorship is caused by over sensitivity to…

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  • Double Speak Analysis

    Liars and those who doublespeak are in our daily lives, but how are they different from each other? In “The Ways We Lie” by Stephanie Ericsson and “The World of Doublespeak” by William Lutz, they portray doublespeak and lies as being similar with very few differences. Similarities between those that doublespeak and lie are how both mislead and deceive others. The results of such can be harmful. First of all, liars and double-speakers within “The Ways We Lie” and “The World of Doublespeak” have…

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  • Language Ripulation In Animal Farm, By George Orwell

    One can conclude after reading Animal Farm that language manipulation often occurs between the leadership and the abiding animals. Animal Farm’s plot heavily focuses on the shifting leadership and the impact each leader has on the animals. I best interpret the manipulation of the animals when I relate it to the Aristotelian appeals and forms of doublespeak. Napoleon and Squealer manipulate the animals with language in order to achieve what they desired. Even though Old Major and Snowball have…

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