Weasel Words

I’ve written a few posts since I started this blog, and I’ve collected a few weasel words along the way, so I decided to create this static page to collect them.

Weasel is language that sounds wishy-washy, even sneaky. It avoids saying anything definitively. Instead, every assertion is qualified to death. Words and phrases are constantly used to hedge the meaning of what’s being said.

The Language of Success â€” Tom Sant

I am aware that my adoption of the weasel word term extends beyond the typical boundaries. I am also aware that many people vehemently disagree with me and feel that these terms are very solid in their minds. In fact, this is likely the biggest obstacle to eradicating them.

Character

Dignity

Fair

Freedom

Honour

Intent

Justice

Pleasure

Reason

Truth

I intend to add to the list. In fact, I expect to take time to review the blog for content, but it’s a start.

One thought on “Weasel Words

  1. I have also mentioned “weasel words” twice in my post entitled “💬 Misquotation Pandemic and Disinformation Polemic: 🧠 Mind Pollution by Viral Falsity 🦠 and once in my post entitled “The Quotation Fallacy”.

    May you find the rest of 2021 and the forthcoming 2022 very much to your liking and highly conducive to your painting, singing, playing the piano, writing, reading, thinking and blogging whatever topics that take your intellectual fantasy and aesthetic reverie!

    Take care and prosper!

    Yours sincerely,
    SoundEagle

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