This page is about the doublespeak term runoff
liquid waste from a factory, mine, farm, etc.
- The runoff might contain a little lead, but I'm sure it's harmless.
- Did the mine's manager really say the runoff's harmless? He knows it causes lead poisoning!
When used as a euphemism for liquid waste that's toxic, meaning it poisons the environment, "runoff" is doublespeak. But when used to mean liquid waste that's harmless or has been properly treated, it isn't doublespeak.
"Runoff" is doublespeak when it's used to describe
Contributor: Matt Errey