1. What principle does Lutz use for creating his four kinds of doublespeak-that is,what mainly distinguishes the groups?
Lutz’s principle of classification is the intention of doublespeakers.Those who use euphemisms are trying to “mislead or deceive” with inoffensive words. Those who use jargon seek to give their words “an air of profundity, authority, and prestige” .Those who use gobbledygook or bureaucratese are bent on “overwhelming the audience with words” . And those who use inflated language seek “to make the
ordinary seem extraordinary; . . . to make the simple seem complex”
2. How does Lutz develop the discussion of euphemism in paragraphs 5-8?
In the essay, Lutz states that there are four kind of doublespeak and gives definitions and examples of each. The first is the euphemism. Euphemism is a mild word or phrase which is used to make the statement more soften to avoid the harsh or unpleasant reality. The purpose of the euphemism is to use words to disguise the true meaning of what is being said. A euphemism is often used to avoid hurting the feelings of another although it may also be used to cover up harsh facts or content. Then the author use a lot of example to explain his opinion.
3.Lutz quotes Alan Greenspan twice in paragraphs I3-I4. what is surprising about the comment in paragraph l4? Why does Lutz include this second quotation?
The surprising is Greenspan's audience not really understand what he was saying. Perhaps there is some meaning beneath all those words, but it would take some time to search it out. This seems to be language which pretends to communicate but does not. The purpose is to make the sentenses sound so complicated. In the case it technically means to pile on words or to drown your audience with words; the bigger and more complicated the sentences and words become the better.
4. Lutz uses many quotations that were quite current when he first published this piece... [continues]
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