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The purpose of this paper is to illustrate how one could go about 'unpacking' bureaucratese through the Phasal Analysis of an e-mail office memo …
… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally
a small boat used for racing
spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles
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American definition and synonyms of bureaucratese from the online English dictionary from Macmillan Publishers Limited.