Aesopian language


Aesopian language

Aesopian Language is communications that convey an innocent meaning to outsiders but hold a concealed meaning to informed members of a conspiracy or underground movement. It is based in reference to Aesop.


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  • Aesopian — [ē säp′ikē sōp′ē ən] adj. 1. of Aesop or characteristic of his fables 2. concealing real purposes or intentions; dissembling [Aesopian language]: Also Aesopic [ē säp′ik] …   English World dictionary

  • Aesopian — /ee soh pee euhn, ee sop ee /, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables: a story that points an Aesopian moral. 2. conveying meaning by hint, euphemism, innuendo, or the like: In the candidate s Aesopian language, soft… …   Universalium

  • Aesopian — also Aesopic adjective Date: 1728 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of Aesop or his fables 2. conveying an innocent meaning to an outsider but a hidden meaning to a member of a conspiracy or underground movement < Aesopian language > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • secret language — Synonyms and related words: Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, argot, babble, cant, cipher, code, coded message, cryptoanalysis, cryptoanalytics, cryptogram, cryptograph, cryptographer, cryptography, double Dutch, garble, gibberish, gift of tongues …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Plausible deniability — is, at root, credible (plausible) ability to deny a fact or allegation, or to deny previous knowledge of a fact. The term most often refers to the denial of blame in (formal or informal) chains of command, where upper rungs quarantine the blame… …   Wikipedia

  • jargon — Synonyms and related words: Aesopian language, Babel, Beach la mar, Greek, Kitchen Kaffir, Oregon Jargon, Sabir, abracadabra, absurdity, amphigory, argot, auxiliary language, babble, babblement, balderdash, bavardage, bibble babble, blabber,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Doublespeak — Not to be confused with double talk. Doublespeak is language that deliberately disguises, distorts, or reverses the meaning of words. Doublespeak may take the form of euphemisms (e.g., downsizing for layoffs), making the truth less unpleasant,… …   Wikipedia

  • cant — Synonyms and related words: Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, L, Pecksniffery, Tartuffery, Tartuffism, about ship, affectation, affectedness, alert, angle, angularity, animate, animated, apex, argot, ascend, babble, back and fill, bank, be… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • slang — Synonyms and related words: Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, argot, babble, barbarism, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, bounce, brag, bully, cant, cipher, code, colloquialism, common speech, corruption, cryptogram, double Dutch, garble,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • argot — Synonyms and related words: Aesopian language, Babel, Greek, babble, cant, cipher, code, cryptogram, double Dutch, garble, gibberish, gift of tongues, glossolalia, gobbledygook, jargon, jumble, lingo, mumbo jumbo, noise, patois, patter,… …   Moby Thesaurus