Buzzwords, Lies and Bullshit

A buzzword is a profound-sounding phrase devised by someone somewhat influential to make something look better than it is and develop a shibboleth status in a given field to the point where everyone feels as if they must say it and everyone eventually says it. Bullshit is speech intended to persuade, without regard for truth. However, paraphrasing Eric Ambler, bullshit is not lies; you might never tell a lie and bullshit your way through. In fact, liars care about the truth and attempt to hide it; bullshitters do not even […]

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Author: Luigi Muzii

Luigi Muzii

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