William D. Lutz



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Doublespeak

3.97 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Doublespeak Defined: Cut Th...

3.75 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1999
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The New Doublespeak: Why No...

3.67 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1996
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Double-Speak: ROM Revenue E...

3.33 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1990
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The Cambridge Thesaurus of ...

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Rhetorical Considerations, 4e

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“female soldiers n.
males with female features

During the war in the Persian Gulf, the Saudi government rejected the idea of female soldiers coming to their defense (women make up one-tenth of the U.S. forces), so it designated the women soldiers "males with female features.”
William D. Lutz, Doublespeak Defined: Cut Through the Bull and Get the Point

“polluted mod.
environmentally stabilized

While residents complained of polluted beaches and virtually nonexistent clean-up, Exxon executives referred to the beaches in Alaska affected by the Valdez oil spill as "environmentally stabilized.”
William D. Lutz, Doublespeak Defined: Cut Through the Bull and Get the Point

“rotten fruits and vegetables n.
distressed produce

sewage plant n.
wastewater conveyance facility

sewage sludge n.
1. regulated organic ingredients
2. bioslurp
3. organic biomass

Some people may call the residue of treated sewage "sludge," but to John Gonzales of the Reno-Sparks, Nevada, sewage treatment plant it's "organic biomass."

4. biosolids

It might look like sludge to you, but others call it "biosolids."

5. regulated wastewater residuals”
William D. Lutz, Doublespeak Defined: Cut Through the Bull and Get the Point



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