Saturday, February 25, 2006

"Unspeak" revisited

Following on from last week's post about Alastair Campbell's review of the book "Unspeak" comes an article from the author himself, Steven Poole, and a number of letters complaining about Campbell's hatchet job.

Just to remind you, the idea of "Unspeak" is, as Poole himself explains,

What is unspeak? It represents an attempt to say something without saying it, without getting into an argument and so having to justify itself. At the same time, it tries to unspeak - in the sense of erasing, or silencing - any possible opposing point of view, by laying a claim right at the start to only one way of looking at a problem.

Useful for:
ENA1 - Language & Representation

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