Linguistic self-evaluation experience -- uh, you mean a quiz?

The terms in the left-hand column are current examples of doublespeak. The terms in the right-hand column are their equivalents in plain English, but the order has been scrambled. In front of each left-hand column term, place the number of the right-hand column term which explains its. (Answers below) Doublespeak Plain English m released 1. our side starts a war m previously owned 2. budget cuts m negative deficit 3. girdle m advanced downward adjustments 4. tax increase m movement experiences 5. mistake in planning m control garmet 6. other side starts a war m shortfall 7. profit m preemptive counterattack 8. fired m deliberate, unprovoked act of aggression 9. sports m revenue enhancement 10. used Correct answers: 8, 10, 7, 2, 9, 3, 5, 1, 6, 4.

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