Putting “upward pressure” on weasel words.

One of my pet hates is people attacking an opponent by saying that doing (or failing to do) X will put “upward pressure” on Y. They are weasel words – if Y goes up they can say “I told you so”. If Y doesn’t change – well, they never said Y would go up, only that it would have “upward pressure”.

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