How To Detect Y2K Spin :-) : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

-- Gayla Dunbar (, January 24, 1999


Wasn't that interesting? :-) Let's try again:

-- Gayla Dunbar (, January 24, 1999.

This was posted several days ago on another thread on this BB.

-- Beentherealready (, January 24, 1999.

Thanks beentherealready. Could you tell me which thread it was in? I guess I missed it. It was just posted today on Y2kNews.

-- Gayla Dunbar (, January 24, 1999.

It's okay Gayla.

I remember seeing it too, on some lost thread. But it bears repeating.



-- Diane J. Squire (, January 25, 1999.

Thanks, Gayla, missed this interesting bit elsewhere. With all the threads on this forum those who have time to read every post are to be envied.

-- Old Git (, January 25, 1999.

Go to "older messages," then to "Y2K Media Coverage," scroll down to "Y2K Newswire Spin Chart." P. Shannon posted it on 1/14/99

-- bardou (, January 25, 1999.

Thanks, Bardou!! Yep, I missed it. I try to keep up with all of the threads, but these days I'm finding it an impossible task!! :-)

-- Gayla Dunbar (, January 25, 1999.

Gala: There's new lurkers on here everyday who don't know about these bits of information. There's nothing wrong in repeating what someone might have missed, and new people wouldn't know to look in the "Older Messages," category. I don't know how many times I have repeated myself on some threads! All I can say is, if they don't like what I am saying, the clicker is in their hands, just click me off.

-- bardou (, January 25, 1999.

If you want to know about the intricacies of doublespeak, here's a good read written by William Lutz:

DoubleSpeak: From "Revenue Enhancement" to "Terminal Living"
How government, business, advertisers, and others use language to deceive you

-- Tim (, January 25, 1999.

And your point being?????

-- YourPoint (, January 26, 1999.

I should have been clearer, YourPoint. The words in bold are the title of the book in question.

sorry 'bout that :-)

-- Tim (, January 26, 1999.

Lutz has an updated version of the book entitled,

The New Doublespeak: Why No One Knows What Anyone's Saying Anymore

Brief synopsis of the book can be found at e.html

-- Faze the Nation (, January 26, 1999.

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