I've been doing a lot of research lately. A few weeks ago I stumbled across logical fallacies and it opened my eyes to the things I've always known were BS, but I couldn't quite put my finger on. I can now. The problem is that there are soooo many different types of fallacies, that I find myself spending too much time trying to find the specific logical fallacy to define my particular question. For instance: What is it called when a description of something is changed to something else to cover up a "big lie." The thing is, nobody seems to have realized that the nomenclature was changed. This might be due to the fact that that it in most cases, it has been described by the acronym (CCD) so when the deception occurred, nobody was the wiser. Here is an example:
"Consumer Complaint Database" ("CCD") was changed to "Credit Complaint Database" ("CCD")
This was not a mistake, it was done on purpose, but I don't know what it's called and it's driving me crazy! It's some type of "shift" I think, but I can't find the exact term.