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"Congratulations, Dave! I don't think I've read a more beautifully evasive and subtly misleading public statement in all my years in government."
Tags:politics, politician, politicians, political, political leader, political leaders, government, governments, speech, speeches, public speaking, liar, liars, speech writer, speech writers, public statement, public statements, misleading, evasive, untrue, stretch the truth, avoid the problem, ambiguous
"I never promised I would get you off. I alleged it."
Tags:court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, legal system, justice system, legal, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, client, clients, defendant, defendants, defence, defense, technicality, technicalities, promise, promises, allegation, allegations, excuse, excuses, losing, sore loser, sore losers, sneaky, tricky, misleading, deceptive, deception, ambiguous
"I'm afraid 'It's a surprise', doesn't cut it as a growth strategy."
Tags:business, businesses, board, board meeting, boss, bosses, surprise, surprises, surprising, growth, growth strategy, growth strategies, strategy, strategic, strategies, market, market growth, profit, profitable, clueless, unsure, share, shares, share holder, business plan, plan, plans, planning, evasive, evasion, ambiguous, ambiguity, unprofessional, improper, marketing, sales and marketing, sales & marketing
"Confound it, Hawkins, when I said I meant that literally, that was just a ﬁgure of speech."
Tags:executives, executive, business executives, business executive, business executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business manager, business managers, misunderstand, misunderstanding, misinterpret, misinterpretation, figure of speech, figures of speech, literal interpretation, literal interpretations, unreasonable, expectation, expectations, let down, let downs, let-downs, let-down, ambiguous, ambiguity
'Good cop - bad cop is enough. We don't need morally ambiguous cop.'
Tags:good cop, bad cop, cop, cops, policeman, policemen, police officer, police officers, interrogate, interrogation, interrogating, interrogated, techniques, technique, strategy, strategies, team, teams, teamwork, too much, ott, over the top, morally ambiguous, ambiguous, the flying mccoys, flying mccoys
"I once mistakenly thought I was dating someone for a whole month because I couldn't tell his texts were sarcastic."
Tags:sarcastic, sarcasm, sarcasticness, text, texts, text message, text messages, misread, misreads, misreading, misunderstand, misunderstands, misunderstanding, misunderstandings, tone, tones, date, dates, dating, single, single life, single lives, misinterpret, misinterpreting, misinterpretation, hard to read, difficult to read, prickly, boyfriend, boyfriends, girlfriends, modern life, online dating, online date, online dates, internet dating, internet dating site, internet dating sites, ambiguous, ambiguity
'About this reference of yours, he worked for me for sixteen years, and when he left I was very satisfied.'
An woman made from an optical illusion uses her fingers to create another optical illusion on a wall for a child,
'No more of those fuzzy, disputable problems today. Give me something clear cut I can firmly decide!'
Man staring at a large confusing map
"'Somewhere in between' is not an acceptable plea."
Tags:court, courts, courtroom, courtrooms, trial, trials, legal system, justice system, law, laws, legal, judge, judges, lawyer, lawyers, counselor, counselors, counsellors, counsellors, attorney, attorneys, solicitor, solicitors, barrister, barristers, legal counsel, defence, defense, defendant, defendants, client, clients, plea, pleas, pleading, guilty, not guilty, innocent, vague, unclear, ambiguous, somewhere in between, unacceptable
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"I'm not sure she really liked our gift. She used just two exclamation points after 'Thanks'."
Tags:thank you, thank you card, thank you cards, gift, gifts, present, presents, appreciation, appreciations, insincere, insincerity, white lie, white lies, sincere, sincerity, paranoia, paranoid, paranoiac, paranoiacs, worry, worrier, worriers, gift giving, gift giver, gift givers, text, texting, text message, text messages, ambiguity, ambiguous
'News of the vague.'
"I think I can recommend the veal, but at the same time I feel I must caution you against unrealistically high expectations."
Tags:restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, waiter, waiters, server, servers, service, customer service, order, orders, ordering, menu, menus, recommendation, recommendations, recommend, recommending, suggest, suggestion, suggestions, suggesting, veal, expectation, expectations, unrealistic, high, caution, cautioning, warning, warnings, advising, advice, unsure, uncertain, indecisive, undecided, ambiguous
'What do I do for a living?? Isn't it obvious?'
'I'm in a period of transition right now.'
Tags:transition, period of transition, change, period of change, flux, shift, switch, passage, new direction, topsy turvey, topsy turvy, afternoon tea, elevenses, seismic shift, transitionary, transition, transitions, periods, fluxes, shifts, elevate, state of flux, float, floats, floating, change, changes, changing, liminal, liminal space, liminal spaces, liminality, ambiguous, ambiguity, disorientation, disoriented, uncertain, uncertain times
"Yes ... no!"
'A little ambiguous, but I like it!'
'Your ambiguities are impeccable, young man - just what our department needs.'
'Seven 'provided', thirteen 'buts' and twenty seven 'ifs' - this is the best stockmarket forecast to clients I've ever read.'
"Does she mean LOL funny or LOL strange?"
Tags:lol, laugh out loud, laughing out loud, abbreviate, abbreviates, abbreviation, acronym, acronyms, internet acronym, internet acronyms, elucidate, elucidates, abbreviations, laugh out loud, email, tweets, social media, word meaning, nuance, nuances, confuse, confuses, confusing, confusing meaning, confusing meanings, ambiguous, ambiguity, ambiguities
"The boss just stopped and squinted at me! Either I"m in big trouble or he's lost is glasses again."
Tags:boss, bosses, glare, glares, glaring, dirty look, dirty looks, anger, angers, angry, ambiguity, ambiguous, uncertain, unsure, squint, squints, squinting, facial expression, facial expressions, expression, expressions, trouble, troubling, troubled, impression, impressions, coworker, glasses, lost glasses, eyeglasses, eye glasses, wrong impression, wrong impressions
Re-Tooling Costs - "Could you be a little more precise than umpteen million?"
"Are you smoking or jumping?"