can you give me examples of euphemism?
dj said:can you give me examples of euphemism?
Casiopea said:dj said:can you give me examples of euphemism?
"euphemism" is an expression used in place of another expression that is disagreeable or offensive. Many euphemisms fall into one or more of these categories:
Foreign terms: "derriere" (ass), "copulation" (sex)
Abbreviations: "SOB" (son of a bitch)
Abstractions: "go" (deficate)
Indirections: "behind" (ass), "unmentionables" (genitals)
Longer words: "perspire" (sweat)
Mispronunciation: "goldarnit" (God damn it)
"collateral damage" (civilian casualties)
"unplanned landing" (plane crash)
"spontaneous energetic disassembly" (explosion)
"protective custody" (imprisonment without judicial proceedings)
"pass away" (died)
"dog gone" (God damn)
"jiminee christmas" (Jesus Christ)
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Natalie27 said:in addition to all this it's good to mention that politicians are masters of euphenisms. :lol: :lol:
Francois said:Who cares about foreign politics, he has no match for running a budget.
tdol said:In the UK,politicians exposed for having affairs generally find the need to 'spend more time with their family', which normallyinvolves resigning.;-)