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Loaded language is a type of appeal to emotion. An example would be referring to high profits as "obscene profits." Henry Hazlitt points out that people used the word "profiteer" but not "wageer" or "losseer".
Accepting the use of loaded language is an implicit concession to the person's argument. For example, someone may ask, "Do you believe it is okay to murder an armed robber who forces his way into your home?" By replying "Yes," one agrees to a statement that murder is sometimes acceptable. A different response would be: "I believe it is okay to kill such a person in those circumstances."
- ↑ Hazlitt, Henry. "The Function of Profits". Economics in One Lesson. http://www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson/.