The Press: Federalese Dis-O.K.'d

Federalese, the bureaucrat's way of making simple speech complex, has more than once curled the nostrils of Manhattan's liberal Republican Herald Tribune. It has sniffed at such examples as "directives" for orders, "alerted" for being put on one's guard, "dis-O.K." for withdrawing approval, "deactivate" for abolishing. Last week, the Herald Tribune nosed out a new one. A Government official had written: "We should now plan definitely to bifurcate in Rome."

"Well, why not?" asked the Herald Tribune. " 'Bifurcate' means simply to divide into two branches, and that's what the man meant. ......

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