The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #132499   Message #4066787
Posted By: leeneia
31-Jul-20 - 08:35 PM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Writing that says that something is not what it's not. A recent example:

"At this time, we don’t have any evidence indicating this is something other than a 'brushing scam' where people receive unsolicited items from a seller who then posts false customer reviews to boost sales,"

That's from the US Department of Agriculture, about people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds. Why don't they just say "This seems to be a 'brushing scam'.