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Weasel words

Just came across my first theological paper in a respectable journal that referred to some terms being critiqued as “weasel words“. Must be somewhere in the thesis to use that. I’ve often wanted to replace lines like “the concept demonstrates certain deficiencies…” with “the author was obviously high as as kite when they dreamed this up…”

1 Comment

  1. Tim

    Fascinating, I’ve always imagined weasel words a bit differently, as terms like “myth” that have many widely different shades and meanings, and that if you are not careful will squirm round and bite you!

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