wooden language

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Calque du français langue de bois.

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wooden language \Prononciation ?\

  1. Langue de bois.
    • This wooden language, which in Communist countries denotes the official jargon of the press and of official speeches […] — (Douglas Rae, The Egalitarian State: Notes on a System of Contradictory Ideals, Daedalus: Hypocrisy, Illusion and Evasion, Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Vol. 108, No. 3, pp. 37–54 (p. 41), 1979)

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