Scary Terms and Phrases, When Language Works: Part I by Dillon Freed

Most of the time, political language fails in terms of accuracy and grammar. Consider: “collateral damage” which actually describes innocents incidentally lapped up into the mouth of death during war, but the sound of the words seem only to remind one of a shaky tailpipe after a fender-bender. Or try: “man-made disasters” which are what terrorist attacks…

The Pendulum Swings in Reports on Libya by Dillon Freed

One man in Libya, it was reported in The New York Times, held a sign at a rally stating, “Ana rajul!” or “I am a man!” Then a story appeared noting that some Libyan rebels were respectfully interring the dead of Gaddafi’s army. And we also hear of the despicable Gaddafi sending out “snatch squads”…