CokeSpeak: "A sophisticated form of language, containing half-truths dissembled as common sense. Its objective is to deceive the listener, usually for profit".

Deny, Delay, Confuse or Part-pay.

Peter Clyne's (1927 - 1987) seminal work 'How Not to Pay Your Debts (a handbook for scoundrels)'  explains how debtors - including himself as it happens - use these tactics in an endless recurring sequence to avoid having to pay-up. A simple example: Denial: 'I never borrowed the £500' (in fact you borrowed £550) Delay: 'I'll pay you something soon' (in fact, you won't) Confusion: … [Read more...]