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Double Speak In Taylor Swift’s song “Another Picture to Burn” she uses euphemism when speaking to someone of the male gender by saying “And if you come around saying sorry to me;
My daddy's gonna show you how sorry you'll be.” In other words Taylor is implying if she doesn't get an apology her father is going to hurt him. Doublespeak is a type of language that is used in everyday conversation. It is a form of communication best described as confusing, distorted, disguised, and vague. Doublespeak is mainly used to reduce shock of an event by making it seem it’s not as bad as it actually is. The language can be used when speaking to only one person individually or a community. William Lutz describes doublespeak as “a language that pretends to communicate but doesn't.” Lutz first speaks about euphemism. Euphemism is used to hide the harsh truth therefore you don’t catastrophize the situation you actually understate the situation. Lutz used an example where the U.S. State Department uses “unlawful or arbitrary deprivation of life” instead of the word “killing” again, to hide the realism of the situation. Jargon as Lutz described it is, “the specialized language of a trade, profession, or similar group, such as doctors, lawyers, plumbers, or car mechanics.” In simpler terms, jargon is a language used by a specific group which may be difficult for others to understand. The word Lutz uses as an example is “involuntary conversion” which was used by an airplane crash in 1978. The reason those specific words were used was because no one would understand the answer when they would ask about the plane crash and all the money they had made in profit. The language where excessive and unnecessary use of words is called gobbledygook. Gobbledygook can also be described as gibberish or nonsense. An example of gobbledygook would be ''It is a tricky problem to find the…...

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