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Simple Words Save Lives

William Park | BBC Future | 20th September 2019

In a fraught situation, the choice of a single word can make all the difference. Recordings of police hostage negotiations show that offering to “talk” with a hostage-taker is almost always a bad move. "Talk" is perceived as a weasel word. "Speak" is the better choice. The negotiator …

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