Can you detect euphemisms in speechwriting job descriptions?
June 09, 2010
I think of myself as an aficionado, but I’m sure I’m just an amateur. Or maybe I’m just a cynic.
But when I read in the description of a speechwriting position that the successful candidate “will be required to nurture relationships with highly analytical and engaged leaders,” my interpretation is that the speechwriter “will have to deal with egomaniacal, alpha-male micromanagers.”
Am I right about that, my friends?
Readers, what euphemistic position-description red flags do you watch out for?
Talk to me.