Wooden language  

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Wooden language is a literal translation of the French expression langue de bois meaning language that uses vague, ambiguous, abstract or pompous words in order to divert attention from the salient issues. The French phrase became widely used during the 1970s and 1980s, arriving in the language from Russian.

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