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George Carlin would definitely be on GLP

 
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05/22/2022 02:47 PM
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George Carlin would definitely be on GLP
There's a new documentary on his life on HBO/HBO max.

I didn't care much for his earlier stuff, I think he reached his peak late in life. Even if he was rough, he made you at least consider his point of view.

It's funny because it's true.

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He's a good example of what is essential in wordplay.
He practiced quite a bit too! lol

Soft language is a phrase coined by American comedian George Carlin to describe euphemistic expressions that "conceal reality" and "take the life out of life."

"Americans have trouble facing the truth," Carlin said. "So they invent a kind of a soft language to protect themselves from it" (Parental Advisory, 1990).

Under Carlin's definition, euphemisms are the closest synonym to "soft language", although the "softness" is implied to be an effect of the euphemism's usage. When a euphemism is used, its purpose is to soften the impact of something shocking, crude, ugly, embarrassing, or something along those lines. Carlin's point is that this indirect language may spare us some discomfort, but at the cost of vividness and expressiveness.

A corollary to this is jargon, which is specialized language for particular fields. On the surface, its intention is to express specialized ideas more clearly and specifically. In practice, however, jargon-heavy language tends to obscure the point rather than clarify it.

See Examples and Observations below. Also see:

George Carlin's Essential Drivel
Bureaucratese and Business Jargon
A Dictionary of Phony Phrases
Doublespeak
Engfish
Euphemism
Fifty Reasons You'll Never Be Told, "You're Fired"
Flotsam Phrases
Genteelism
Gobbledygook
Language at -ese: Academese, Legalese, and Other Species of Gobbledygook
Mystification
Never Say "Die": Euphemisms for Death
What Are Weasel Words?

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