Weasel Words

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Weasel words are words that create the impression of specific meaning but are in fact ambiguous and give you room to back down from your claims when challenged. You can always weasel your way out of a difficult debate if you never say anything specific to begin with!


"Research shows...", "Studies prove...", "Experts say..."

What research shows this? Who exactly are these experts?

"It often occurs...", "Many examples..."

How often does it occur? What are the examples?

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