Archive for the 'sex spin' Category

A Fresh Potpourri of Spin

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Gleanings from the social and diplomatic fronts:

conscious uncoupling = Hollywood gooeytalk for what the tabloids call  “splitsville” or old-timey divorce.

unconscious coupling = psychobabble for hooking-up.

war weary = cop-outtalk for justifying execution of the head-in-sand maneuver in the face of imminent danger.

international community = UN talk for group of unnamed toothless nations whose support is often invoked in times of trouble

consequences = bravebabble for mystery marshmallow Big Stick.

off ramp = diplomatspeak for continuing pacifist pabulum offering to tiger who is eating your lunch.



Le DSK Spinspeak Revisited

Sunday, May 22nd, 2011

More spinspeak beclouding the evolving soap opera saga of now former IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Khan (DSK) and the chambermaid:

exception sexuelle (sexual exception) = French corporatespeak for it is OK for important men to be “hot rabbits.”

consensual = cosmeticspeak that despite the facts insists that “she was asking for it.”

trapped = conspiracyspeak for blatant creation of fictional explanations of what clearly occurred.  An imaginative form of denialspeak.

a friend to women = Gallic faux signal for someone the boys at the bar call “le lapin chaud.”

Sex Crime Spin a la Franco-American

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011

The alleged High Noon Hotel Caper of IMF Director Dominique Strauss-Khan in New York is already making rich contributions to the spinspeak phyla, sexcrimetalk.

M. Strauss-Khan, an expected candidate for President of France, is charged among other things with trying to rape and then “sexually abusing”  a chambermaid who entered his $3,000-a-night suite to clean it.  

sexual abuse = politically correct nicespeak for forced fellatio, bondage and other similar entertainments.

not a flight risk = forked-tonguetalk for there is no risk in letting him out on bail when, as the judge noted, the alleged perp was taken off a plane minutes before it took off for Paris.

a reputation for liking woman = cop-out talk for just a guy who likes girls. Strauss-Khan is widely reported to have an alarming record of womanizing;  described by one object of his fancy as a “rutting chimpanzee,” by others as a “chaud lapin” (hot rabbit)..

serious error of judgment = cozytalk for hoping that admission of error will make outrageous, unacceptable behavior okey dokey, at worst Gallic exuberance.

Spinspeak Paris street comment reported in the Wall Street Journal: “This is not working out well for Strauss-Kahn.”