Now, a dictionary that debunks the language of bureaucracy!December 28th, 2007 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
London, Dec 28 (ANI): Ever thought what a politician really means when he or she says let me finish or the real issue is. Well, now you can decipher the actual meaning of politicians covert phrases, for a dictionary translating the political jargons is up for online sale.
A Joke dictionary called 2008 Lexicon claims to decode the language of bureaucracy that the politicians use to cover up their actions.
The Centre for Policy Studies, which produced the 30-page book, hopes that it will shame MPs into ending their covert language.
According to the dictionary, political jargons like best value means expensive, Consensus means the Governments view and legacy is described, as the next Government will pick up the bill.
The words let me finish means I will continue talking so that you can not ask any more difficult questions and the real issue is is the question that a politician wants to answer.
A call for a public discussion is really a suggestion used to conceal the fact a politician has no policy.
And fast track is not giving Parliament enough time to consider implications of new legislation.
CPS director Jill Kirby said that original meaning of familiar words have been sapped in many cases.
Euphemism, avoidance and vagueness have come to dominate government announcements, publications and speeches, The Sun quoted Kirby, as saying.
The use of disguise saps our ability to discuss subjects openly. It sows confusion and impedes practical solutions, he added. (ANI)
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