|The official face of ISIS.|
I guess that's typical bureaucratic lingo, but to me it conjures up images of freelance day players in '40s gangster movies.
It also conjures up reasons why there are many people who believe the Obama administration is terrified of "terrorists" -- the word, not the people. If we just replace scary-sounding words with intellectually-sounding phrases, the problem will go away.
It's not just the feds. Watch the news sometime. Nobody is ever described as having died anymore; they've all "passed away." Seventy-three people killed in a plane crash? Nope -- you're likely to hear that "73 souls were lost." Is any authority figure in America not afraid of talking to adults as if they were, well, adults?
If this keeps up, within a generation our entire way of speaking will be altered.
Car crash: Deleterious Vehicular Usage
Abortion: Early Desinent Nascency
Addiction: Extreme Inclination of a Physical and/or Psychological Pathway
Unemployed: Occupationally Unengaged
Broke: Functionally Unprosperous
Dead Soldiers: Permanently Inanimate Service Persons
Poverty: Acute Monetary Exiguity
Rape: Unwanted Intimate Comportment Without Regard to Reproductive Desire
Underpaid Worker: Subjacent Recompensed Hireling
Child Abuse: Neonate Desecration
Politician: Dissimulator Par Excellence