The Centre for Policy Studies has released The 2009 Lexicon, A guide to contemporary Newspeak. Some random examples: Dialogue (meaningful): the pretence of genuine two-way conversation. Equality: sameness. Absence of diversity. Joined-up government: excuse for cross-departmental initiatives which will centralise and increase government intrusion into everyday life. Radical (of reform): minor technical/organisational adjustment. And so on. It is recommended reading and yet, rather like the cartoon Dilbert, overdoing it might be unwise.
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