Formulaic vs Duckspeak - What's the difference?
As an adjective formulaic
is closely following a formula or predictable pattern; imitative, not original.
As a noun duckspeak is
thoughtless or formulaic speech.
Closely following a formula or predictable pattern; imitative, not original.
- That TV series has become awfully formulaic in the last couple of seasons.
Thoughtless or formulaic speech.
* 1989 , Richard Rorty, Contingency, irony, and solidarity
* 2004 , Joan Elizabeth Lloyd, Club Fantasy
- Because his utterances detour through his brain - rather than, as in duckspeak , coming straight from the well-programmed larynx - he has Socratic doubts...
* 2006 , Stephen Ingle, The social and political thought of George Orwell
- I think you might just have had the courage to realize things I didn't know were there. That's really duckspeak , isn't it. I only thought I was happy.
* 2008 , Richard J Alexander, Framing Discourse on the Environment: A Critical Discourse Approach
- They have developed a particularly obnoxious form of ungood duckspeak . 'Friendly fire' and 'collateral damage' are only the most obvious examples...
- To be sure, he provides very many juicy examples of such duckspeak or bullshit...