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Re: Is it only the British ?

The individual details might be different, but this is a universal human trait. It's very close to the one for devious organisations perverting impressive and sciency-sounding words.

There are some great weaselly-worded phrases to look out for - once spotted, I recommend you treat everything the organisation says as deceitful and utter rubbish:

"The Discovery Institute" (American fundamentalist group opposed to 'discovery' of anything by the scientific method, but instead tell you to believe what a lot of old, wealthy white men tell you about god)

"European Research Group" (Hates Europe; Doesn't do any research; A disparate collection of angry old men at each others throats)

"People's Democratic Republic" (The ordinary people get no say; No visible democracy; Same as the first word)

You get the idea.
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