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From: "Shirley Arabin" <>
Subject: Re: [NZ] Non Gen. Help with grammar
Date: Fri, 13 Jan 2006 11:53:41 +1300
pettifogging - this is good one
masquerade - as in "superfluous verbiage masquerading as fact"
then there are few specials -
guilery (using guile)
coggery (trick or deception)
brummagem (a cheap imitation)
I would suggest that the consultant has padded out his report with dubious
or untruthful facts in order to bulk it up to justify his fee; and to
obscure and confuse. The problem often is that the people whom the report
was prepared for probably are as confused as you are but will not admit it.
If it is something you are able to make submissions on then comment on every
sentence that is unclear or inaccurate.
We have just had a proposal for a huge subdivision circulated by the
Council to close residents and hundreds have made submissions against it -
mainly about the added traffic to already congested streets.
Subject: [NZ] Non Gen. Help with grammar
> I am look for a word that is better than "misleading" and feel that a word
> such as "obscuficate" should work, however neither of my dictionaries
> Murray Reid
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