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.theguardian - 5 month ago

‘Tender age’ shelters: a new way to describe the kidnapping of children

Political euphemisms are age-old, but the subversion of language to describe America holding young people in cages has the whiff of Orwell’s Big BrotherGeorge Orwell’s Big Brother himself would be proud of the brutal euphemisms dreamed up to describe the separation of migrants’ children from their families and their subsequent incarceration at the US-Mexico border. The latest rhetorical ploy is that young children are being taken to “tender age” shelters. The adjective “tender” here officially describes the

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