2 definitions by portend

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The use of code words in political campaigning or speechmaking. Coded language appears to mean one thing to the general population but has a different or more specific meaning for a targeted subgroup of the audience.
“We grow good people in our small towns, with honesty, sincerity, and dignity," Sarah Palin.
Dog Whistle Politics translation to racists: White people are safe and those elitists who have Muslim names and work in cities, aka Obama, are dangerous.
by portend October 25, 2008

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America's current state of the economy is badder than a recession but not quite as bad as The Great Depression.
LAST I CHECKED, A RECESSION DOESN’T INCLUDE BANKS AND GM GOING BANKRUPT, SO I CONSIDER THIS MORE OF A dep-cession.
by portend March 06, 2009

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