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Doublespeak is the use of words with different meanings to trick people. For example, most religious people are against hate, so agitators label as "hate" whatever agenda they oppose. "Gay rights" proponents dismiss as "hate" any arguments against homosexuality, and have even lobbied for university speech codes and laws against hate speech to prevent such arguments from being made public.

  • doublespeak, defined by William Lutz in Doublespeak as "language that pretends to communicate but really doesn't. It is language that makes the bad seem good, the negative appear positive, the unpleasant appear attractive or at least tolerable... It is language that conceals or prevents thought." [1]

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