Defining the Terms

  title={Defining the Terms},
  author={Kevin L. Yuill},
Such is the cultural divide on the issue that neither side will even agree on the terms used. In fact, the words themselves have become a key battleground for the two sides of the debate. The way the language evolves over time indicates a shift in meaning behind the words rather than just increasing use of marketing ploys or politically correct terms. It also gives an important indication of where the debate is headed. Therefore, it is worth analysing in depth the words used by both sides. 
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