No…these things happen

Subtle linguistic cues influence perceived blame and financial liability
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
October 2010, Volume 17, Issue 5,  pp 644–650
http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758%2FPBR.17.5.644

Politicians and other public figures are famous for clever evasions and roundabout claims.

Are these linguistic maneuvers merely ornamental or do they genuinely influence how people think about the events being described …?

related:
Stuff Happens, And The Way We Talk About It Matters
October 5, 2015
http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2015/10/05/445780706/stuff-happens-and-the-way-we-talk-about-it-matters

https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/08/22/just-as-important-is-how-you-say-it

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