The actor’s remarks on domestic violence highlight the evasive use of the passive case.
Tag: weasel words
Dennis Waterman’s pathetic passives
How to use weasel words to bend the truth
Weasel words are used to plant an idea in readers’ minds that is bigger than the actual claim being made. Working from vague, indeterminate facts (or no facts at all), you can generate perceptions that may be completely at odds with reality, without making a definite, absolute or concrete claim that could be open to challenge.