Alistair Beaton’s “Parlez-Vous Politics?”


‘A phrase book for Electionland, with handy translations to help you understand what on earth they’re talking about.’

With key phrases like, ‘Let me make this crystal clear’ being defined as ‘Let me repeatedly avoid answering the question. Sometimes takes the form of ‘let me be absolutely clear.” You can see that perhaps this is a little less than serious!

Think about how Grice’s maxims are being flouted or broken!

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