emotionally loaded language fallacy examples
[LMB] Emotionally loaded language (back on topic)
Emotionally loaded language is to be avoided. Avoid using "suffers from," "afflicted with," "bound," "confined," "sentenced to," "prisoner," "victim," or any other term or colorful phrase that conjures up tragedy.
Euphemism; dysphemisms, emotionally loaded language; missile words.
Emotionally loaded language is detected quite easily by the blatantappeal to base emotions through vivid imageries, colorful comparisons,even jokes that are designed to elicit quick sympathies, first bymaking a "me" be a part of an "us" then by appealfor that "us" to react violently against some chosen "them."Alas, it eventually works.
They miss the obvious point that emotionally loaded imagery accompanied by emotionally loaded language does tend to warp our ability to make sound decisions.“Emotionally loaded language is unconsciously, immediately and powerfully responded to by female subjects, lighting up the portions of the right-brain and limbic system that control .”It is important to note that not every use of emotionally loaded languageis fallacious, for occasionally we feel strongly about an issue and wantto show our joy or make our "righteous indignation" clear. The fallacyoccurs when our intention is to persuade someone and when our languageinterferes with, colors, or substitutes for legitimate reasons. If thewords get in the way of the argument, stirring the audience up to a pointwhere thinking gives way to emotion, then the fallacy has been committed.One danger of such motivated reasoning is giving out offense, because problems that cause suffering and in need of helping have a huge overlap with traits that can be used as insults, many disabilities are good parallels here, it is possible to use disabilities as insults mainly for people who don't actually have them, especially when using emotionally loaded language like "cripple" or "retard". Any helpful doctor needs to be careful if he wants to diagnose a child with low IQ, parents will often be like, "my kid is not stupid!" and we have a similar issue here.