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    difference between EUPHEMISM and DOUBLESPEAK???

    Hi!
    Can you help me identify the difference between Euphemism and Doublespeak, please!

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    Re: difference between EUPHEMISM and DOUBLESPEAK???

    Doublespeak implies an intent to mislead or deceive.

    Euphemism implies and attempt to soften something harsh.


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    Smile Re: difference between EUPHEMISM and DOUBLESPEAK???

    Many thanks for your reply!

    I know that the difference between them lies in the intention and purposes

    of the speaker. However, is it wrong to classify Doublespeak as one

    component of Euphemism? Or they two are different categories?

    Thanks again!

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    #4

    Re: difference between EUPHEMISM and DOUBLESPEAK???

    To me, they're different because their aims are different.

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