By now, I’m sure everyone has heard of Ahmed Mohamed, the boy who built a clock and was arrested because it was mistaken for a bomb. 964 more words
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She (Mrs Musgrove, Sr) had gone to her letters, and found it all as she supposed; and the re-perusal of these letters, after so long an interval, her poor son gone forever, and all the strength of his faults forgotten, had affected her spirits exceedingly, and thrown her into greater grief for him than she had known on first hearing of his death.
In “The World of Doublespeak” the author William Lutz defines doublespeak as “language which pretends to communicate but doesn’t, language which makes the bad seem good, the negative appear positive, the unpleasant attractive, or at least tolerable” One point i was really intrigued by was when Lutz spoke on euphemism because the word can be used as doublespeak or just out of courtesy for example if you are putting down your dog the vet would call it a euphemism, but it could also be used as “passed away” as Lutz states it is common courtesy to say you’re sorry someone passed away at a funeral. 486 more words