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8th Mar '16 9:01:22 PM MsChibi
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1st Jun '15 9:45:48 PM Gideoncrawle
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For one form of WeaselWords we don't want around here, see Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotArguable.

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For one form of WeaselWords weasel words we don't want around here, see Administrivia/ExamplesAreNotArguable.
7th Jan '15 2:39:21 PM carlhummus
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It has been said that browsing TV Tropes will help you win the lottery.

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It -->It has been said that browsing TV Tropes will help you win the lottery.lottery. [[spoiler:But honestly, you're better off investing in a good company.]]
7th Jan '15 2:37:41 PM carlhummus
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It has been said that browsing TV Tropes will help you win the lottery.
17th Jul '14 5:17:48 PM DrStarky
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[[caption-width-right:300:A ''not'' so [[NecessaryWeasel NecessaryWeasel]]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:A ''not'' so [[NecessaryWeasel NecessaryWeasel]]!]]Necessary Weasel]]!]]
28th Dec '13 11:15:53 AM Galacton
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[[caption-width-right:300:The famous "Weasel Words" image from TheOtherWiki]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:The famous "Weasel Words" image from TheOtherWiki]][[caption-width-right:300:A ''not'' so [[NecessaryWeasel NecessaryWeasel]]!]]
15th Sep '13 8:36:47 AM AnotherDuck
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A common feature of advertising, both on television and elsewhere: words or phrases that seem to have a specific meaning but which in fact have a meaning which is either completely ambiguous or intentionally different from what is perceived by the potential buyer.

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A Weasel Words are about words or phrases that imply more than they actually mean. Taken at face value, they don't say much at all, or are just not impressive. However, the way they're used imply there's substance to them, that they mean something.

This is one reason they're a
common feature of advertising, both on television and elsewhere: words or phrases companies can imply that seem to have a specific meaning products or offers are better than they actually are without getting into legal trouble for lying about it. For instance, "[[AdjacentToThisCompleteBreakfast part of this complete breakfast]]" doesn't mean the product itself completes the breakfast, but which in fact have a meaning which is either completely ambiguous or intentionally different from what is perceived by the potential buyer.
implication is that it does.


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7th Sep '13 11:55:24 PM Hazard487
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22nd Aug '13 4:18:30 AM Antwan
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-->--'''Strong Bad''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''

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-->--'''Strong -->-- '''Strong Bad''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner''



-->--'''Siobhan''', ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}''

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-->--'''Siobhan''', -->-- '''Siobhan''', ''Fanfic/{{Luminosity}}''
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