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Doublespeak: Favorite Euphemisms or How I Learned Something of “Poppycock”

Euphemisms? We learn them in the most peculiar ways. I recall as a child that my mother was very upset with me when I used the word “poppycock.” You see, I thought myself quite sophisticated to learn a new word … Continue reading

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Euphemisms says a euphemism is “the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt.” ¬†Euphemisms are plentiful, some old and some of a more modern twists. Let us look at a … Continue reading

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