Rhetorical bending.

Just for fun I thought I’d make a list of paired words and phrases that exhibit obvious (and opposing) rhetorical slants:

global warming – climate crisis

illegal alien – undocumented worker

low budget – lean

liberal – progressive

muckraker – investigative reporter

blogger – citizen journalist

mainstream media – mass media

intellectual property – my ideas

long tail – niche markets

guerrilla marketing – opportunistic publicity

reducing overhead – firing people

… any more suggestions?… Read the rest

Rhetorical bending.