Arguments get pretty ugly these days. But they don’t have to. Reasoned argument can be a good thing, but we need to learn how to argue reasonably. That means learning to avoid fallacies like the ubiquitous Straw Man Fallacy.
Weasel words are expressions that attempt to make an unsupported claim seem authoritative. It’s a way of making a point appear more convincing than it may actually be. Here are some examples of weasel words: