A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk: being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English Language. Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk will appeal not only to those who use words with care and who care about how they are used by. In his Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew .
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Big Brother is “rolling in his grave. Completely cross-referenced and featuring a general introduction that tells how and why euphemisms are created, often in sequences as one tern succeeds another, this dictionary is especially valuable for its detailed attention to the origins of expressions and for its many examples of actual usage, showing the interplay between language and culture.
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Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk
These linguistic fig leaves, as they have been called, range from delicate evasions “bosom,” “unmentionables,” and “the love that dare not speak its name” to monstrosities that are designed to disguise torture “energetic interrogation,” sanitize war “soft ordinance,” not doubpetalkand cover up mass murder “the Final Solution” and ethnic cleansing”.
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Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk by Hugh Rawson
This witty and sardonic guide to euphemisms and other forms of doubletalk includes thousands of words and phrases that camouflage true meanings. Remember me on this computer.
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English language — Terms and phrases. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you. Completely cross-referenced and featuring a general introduction that tells how and why euphemisms eulhemisms created, often in sequences as one term succeeds another, this dictionary is especially valuable for its detailed attention to the origins of expressions and for its many examples of actual usage, showing the interplay between language and culture.