Essay about The Ambiguity of the English Language

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The Ambiguity of the English Language The English language has many words which lack clear definitions, and as a result of their ambiguity, lack true meaning. Consequently, when using such vague words, the possibilities are limitless, for their versatility accommodates to one’s liking. Thus, as George Orwell explains in “Politics and the English language”, meaningless words are appealing, especially to politicians, because they help to hide true intentions and to rationalize actions. President George W. Bush of the United …show more content…
Freedom could imply relief from dictatorship and not include freedom from foreign domination by American. Therefore, becasue the meaning is so ambiguous, the actual intent or actions, and thus the truth, are obscured. (Therefore, freedom can mean anything.)

New IP - Likewise, independence, security and prosperity lack definite meanings. To what extent does President Bush want independence in Iraq? Should the country become completely self-subsistent? How secure should the Iraqi people feel? Enough to be able to walk the streets at night or enough to leave the house without being shot for no reason? Prosperity would be for which Iraqi people? A fraction? All of them? Orwell explains that “words of this kind are often used in a consciously dishonest way” (Orwell). Because his goals are not described specifically, President Bush has avoided having to bluntly display present his plans in Iraq. The His speech outlines steps towards achieving ideals, yet, how can one realize what is abstract and variable in meaning? President Bush gives has given his audience the false pretense that he is divulging sharing with everyone, his intentions in Iraq, and each move that he will make in the country. On the contrary, he tells his audience little, In reality, he

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