mimartin I agree with you that I prefer it comprehensible. Maybe that should be explained to the dry as dust scholars?
Anyway I too value honesty and I dislike the mealy mouth version only because it agitates me when it is not essential. Possibly my pragmatic side of things but that is how I feel.
Arcesious: I mentioned Aristotle because I had the history of Comm Studies in a nutshell yesterday and then reading your post had me thinking. As to Socratic method, no mention of that in communication studies but maybe philosophy.