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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • The problem comes from the fact that many people aren't aware that they use emotionally charged words, and then go on to argue their case by begging the question given the charged nature of their words.

    "Slaughtered" is a good example. US soldiers "slaughtered" someone and, therefore, (as the unspoken assumption goes) since "slaughtering" is evil and bad, then the US soldiers are evil and bad.

    Replacing "slaughtered" with "killed" removes some (but not all) of the emotive nature of the word. There was a l