Need help with English Grammar selecting a word or phrase.

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Select the letter of the choice that correctly identifies the

    following word or phrase:  The doctor prescribed milk of amnesia.

    a. acronym

    b. malapropism

    c. idiom

    d. weasel words

    e. jargon

May 5th, 2015

D.  Weasel words.  Usually used in advertising to assert something that may or may not be true.  Below is full definition:

words and phrases aimed at creating an impression that a specific and/or meaningful statement has been made, when only a vague or ambiguous claim has been communicated, enabling the specific meaning to be denied if the statement is challenged.

May 5th, 2015

Sorry.  Wrong answer.  I just finished with another one of these and I thought it was the same one without even reading the question.  The answer is malapropism. It is a word mistaken for another word that sounds alike but has a different meaning.

May 5th, 2015

ehhhh O.o so are you sure its b then right?

May 5th, 2015

Yes, B is the right answer.  I looked all of them up when I was doing the other one because a few of the terms I hadn't heard of before (I always got As in English in high school and college).

May 5th, 2015

Well alrighty then

May 5th, 2015

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