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DEFINITION: A voluble, involuntary speech impairment that the political animal inflicts upon his hearing audience. When asked for the truth, he invariably responds with bullshit -- i.e., "fartspeak," which is usually not so elevated a form of discourse as to qualify either as "bullshit artistry" or as "spin doctoring."
' "This is a guy who does congressional hearings, said Cessy. "I'm surprised he's letting it get under his skin."
' "It's because he's lying," said Reuben.
' "Oh, come on. Like they the military brass don't lie to Congress."
' "They these Pentagon spokesmen spin to Congress."
' "Well, he's spinning this, too, isn't he? 'I'm sure it's just a misunderstanding.' That's fartspeak for 'I said it, you jerk, but you weren't supposed to tell.'"
' " 'Fartspeak'?"
' "That's what we called it on the hill Capitol Hill , said Cessy. '
-- 2006 ORSON SCOTT CARD. Empire, Chapter 10 -- "Fair and Balanced", on page 140.
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September 4, 2013