Evaluating the ethical implication of connotations


Chapter Application: Exercise 4.4 – Evaluating the Ethical Implication of Connotations

In each of the following pairs of terms, identify the more favorable term.  In which situation(s), if any, would the less favorable term be justifiable? Please note: I expect explanations of circumstances in which the term(s) might be justifiable.

1. wasted/sacrificed

2. illegal alien/immigrant

3. bring about/cause

4. terminate/fire

5. inaccuracy/lying

6. budget/spending plan

7. feedback/criticism

8. credit/blame

9. discrepancy/difference