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Loaded language - Wikipedia
Loaded language (also known as loaded terms, emotive language, high-inference language and language-persuasive techniques) is rhetoric used to influence an audience by using words and phrases with strong connotations.
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more effectively invoke an emotional response and/or exploit stereotypes
Words such as “torture” or “freedom” carry with them something more than a simple description of a concept or an action
appeal to emotion is in contrast to an appeal to logic and reason.
avoid loaded language in argument or speech when fairness and impartiality is one of the goals.
aspect of loaded language is that loaded words and phrases occur in pairs, sometimes as political framing techniques by individuals with opposing agendas. Heller calls these “a Boo! version and a Hooray! version” to differentiate those with negative and positive emotional connotations. Examples include bureaucrat versus public servant, anti-abortion versus pro-life, regime versus government, and elitist versus expert.
word Fascism has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies “something not desirable.”
almost universally felt that when we call a country democratic we are praising it
consequently the defenders of every kind of regime claim that it is a democracy, and fear that they might have to stop using that word if it were tied down to any one meaning