This word may not conjure pleasant thoughts, but it’s an old word with an interesting history. And it makes a lot of us laugh, too.
If you appreciated the article on weasel words, maybe you’ll also like this graphic version.
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: