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The Tally Ho

Thursday, November 25, 2004

language keeps me locked and repeating

I'm engaging in some serious multi-tasking this morining. Cleaning my room (to make room for more crap), rippin' cds for my new 40oz ipod (am i really ever going to listen to 20 Dolly Parton songs? hell yeah!), and clicking on some links I've been saving.

One of them sends me to the text of a 1996 memo by Newt Gingrich -- Language: A Key Mechanism of Control. Check out the list of "Optimistic Positive Governing Words" and "Contrasting Words" used to demonize the opponent.

Remember, just like on Pee Wee's Playhouse, whenever your favorite politico uses these words you must scream.


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