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Euphemisms

EUPHEMISMS

What are they?

1. the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.

2. the expression so substituted: “To pass away” is a euphemism for“to die.”. 170 more words

STUDENTS

Bad Writer & Odd Thinker Person . . . thing . . .

English is my first language, and writing and storytelling have been the things I have wanted to do ever since I learned about the concepts. It is strange, considering this, how bad I am at writing. 166 more words

The Finger, or “Bird Is the Word"

Nixon did it, and so did Kennedy. George W. Bush has been caught numerous times on tape grinning broadly and flashing what he called the “one-finger salute.” It has been described as “flipping someone off” or “giving someone the bird,” but when it comes right down to it, the gesture of raising the middle finger ultimately translates as “fuck you!” Every nation has its own array of verbal assaults, but they also have their arsenal of insulting gestures as well. 1,539 more words

Pop Culture

Sorry for your Troubles : Hiberno-English and a history of euphemism.

In which the author gives out* about the Hiberno-English tendency towards euphemism

*tabhairt amach
(lit) to give out
to complain about something

Níl aon tinteán mar do thinteán féin. 584 more words

St Patrick's Day

Words Matter-The Propagandists Know, from The Burning Platform

From theburningplatform.com:

In the age when torture has become “enhanced interrogation techniques”; when the rich are “job creators”; when murdered children are “collateral damage”; it is good to remember these brilliant words from the late, great, George Carlin.

http://www.theburningplatform.com/2015/03/14/words-matter-the-propagandists-know/

Culture

Lady-Bits, Euphemisms, Gumming up the Brain-works, and more Deadpool-Conversations! Or... Waaay Too Much Information.

Fair warning folks, we’re about to venture far into the land of Too Much Information… Today, on the TMI show, we’ll be talking about menstruation. Now Perceptive, tell the audience what it’s like to ride the red river for 5 days… 1,116 more words

Child Loss

Obnoxious Euphemism of the Day: "Sleep With"

A common euphemism I see all the time in the media occurs in references about who is having sex with who, as in “Celebrity A is sleeping with Celebrity B” or “I need to be in love with someone first before I can sleep with them.” 110 more words

Opinion