Weasel Words
Thursday, 03 July 2008 12:17

Every day politicians and managers use these meaningless phrases to fill in time.

International Community

There is no such thing. Look at the way the leaders of Aftican states have behaved in the aftermath of the Zimbabwe presidentail election. What we really see if a group of people with different aims and objectives who don't form any sort of community.

Lessons have been learned

Usually follows a major problem, like the loss of child benefit records for half the population. What the speaker actually means is that their incompetence has been uncovered, they are highly embarassed but nothing will actually change.

We are listening . . .

Code for - you can complain all you like but we are going to do this anyway and will not take any notice.



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