Originally Posted by Joe4d
your not going to sway anyones opinion one way or the other simply by using sugar coated phrases. It is what it is. Id think using rose colored words would imediately turn me off.
Case in point. All the state parks in VA were closed recently for managed deer hunts, IE they going to shoot a bunch of deer.
Parks out west had a sign, PARK CLOSED FOR MANAGED DEER HUNT DAYS.
Parks around liberalville cities in eastern part of state,
"Parks closed for wildlife resource management activities"
Give me a frikking break.
Lol, your example is good.
My intention is not to sway their opinion with my sugar coated words, but to phrase my argument to have subconscious impact. I don't want my audience to read the first line of "horse slaughter" and instantaneously recall all the reasons they are against it. Whether or not they agree with me, I want them to think about both sides, which is hard to do if you have a closed opinion. For example, I asked my sister what she thought of the two words without the context of horses. She said slaughter made her think of blood and guts, and rough treatment. Processing made her think of a more humane end. While it isn't necessarily true, It is a very real response that I know she shares with my targeted audiences.