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103: Discovering Doublespeak! (Part Two) – The Cacophemism

With a focus on the intellectually insulting tactics of the mainstream media, I discuss an often overlooked form of doublespeak: the cacophemism (aka malphemism or dysphemism). In language, dysphemism (from the Greek dys δύς "mis-" and pheme φήμη "reputation"), malphemism (in Latin malus "bad"), and cacophemism (in Greek kakos κακός "bad") refer to the usage of an intentionally harsh word or expression instead of a polite one. -Wikipedia Defining attributes of doublespeak: -misleads -distorts reality -pretends to communicate -avoids or shifts responsibility -makes the negative appear positive -creates a false verbal map of the world -limits, conceals, corrupts, and prevents thought -makes the unpleasant appear attractive or tolerable -creates incongruity between reality and what is said or not said (William ...

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Wheels Off Liberty #85

Brett and Jamie talk about the weather before having a very special guest, Chris Matthews! They then discuss an article written by a jackass. Related PostsWheels Off Liberty #9379Jamie and Brett review Tarrin Lupo's children's book and then talk about the debt ceiling and the failed drug war.Tags: talk, jamie, liberty, brett, wheels, craneWheels Off Liberty #9078The guys talk about a bunch of nonsense before addressing the fan that died watching the Texas Rangers game and people loosing their minds demanding new laws for safety.Tags: talk, liberty, wheels, crane, jamieWheels Off Liberty #9178The fellas review a few of the calls they received praising their new cleaner format then talk a bit about Ademo Voluntaryist Freeman and Pete Voluntaryist Eyre before ...

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