Monday, 17 March 2008

Double Speak

Just a quick one to start the day of with. David Miliband, Foreign Secretary, has just been interviewed on Radio 5 over the recent violence in Tibet. When asked if Gordon Brown had any plans to meet the Chinese leadership to discus the issue, Miliband replied along the lines of “At the moment he doesn’t not have any plans to meet them”.

Microsoft Spell Check calls this “negation use”. I call it Double Speak.

Why didn’t he just say he doesn’t know?

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