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Write like a Spook

Posted on January 19th 2016

For all wordsmiths who enjoy manipulation of the English language look no further than the CIA Style Writers Guide. Get your download from www.openculture.com/2014/07/the-cia-style-manual-writers-guide.html 185 pages of tips on how to write like a spook. From those wonderful people who brought you such euphemisms as ‘Extraordinary Rendition’ (Illegal kidnapping and Torture) and ‘Enhanced Interrogation Techniques’ (Waterboarding), the Spooks Guide does not like exclamation marks as they prefer to remain dispassionate in their reporting and use only American English in their spelling. Well, we can be thankful for small mercies!

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