What are some circumlocution communication strategies?
I am not sure how helpful this answer will be, but some ideas that spring to mind are:
- Over elaboration.
- Deliberately misinterpreting a question.
For example, if a minister was asked to comment about "the bill before this house", he might launch into an elaborate discussion of the historical, cultural and environmental factors relating to the presence of a mallard duck (or perhaps a policeman) on the pavement outside the houses of parliament, disguising it to make it appear that he is addressing the intended question.