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Speaking Without Communicating,
This review is from: Death Sentences: How Cliches, Weasel Words and Management-Speak Are Strangling Public Language (Hardcover)
It's too bad that this book didn't come out a few months ago when we were in the midst of the political silly season. Rarely have I heard so many words spoken that had so little meaning. All of those guys were truly expert in answering questions with a bunch of words that said nothing that could possibly offend.
It is unlikely that this book will change the way they talk. Politicians, corporations, news media and the rest have learned how to talk without communicating. After all, if you say anything, it cna't help but offend someone. Taken out of the context in which they were intend, it is certainly funny to see the words that the author uses to illustrate his points.
One point that he doesn't mention is the growth of paper written by non-English speakers. You see this often in instructions on products made in the far East. How can anyone plan to sell a product in the English speaking world and not convert the writing from Chinglish or Japlish. Perhaps that can be his next book.