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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. These linguistic fig leaves.
This witty and sardonic guide to euphemisms and other forms of doubletalk includes thousands of words and phrases that camouflage true meanings.
Lexicographer Hugh Rawson died recently. The following are euphemisms I first discovered - or realized were euphemisms - through Rawson. Thanks, Hugh, for the inspiring work. space adaptation syndrome.
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A dictionary of euphemisms & other double talk. Includes bibliographical references.
A graduate of Yale University, he is coauthor of An Investment in Knowledge, a study done for the National Science Foundation. A dictionary of euphemisms & other double talk.
Hugh Rawson has been in involved in the book, magazine, and newspaper businesses all his working life. His book titles include Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms & Other Doubletalk; Wicked Words, which is the opposite of Euphemisms in that it tells you everything you might want to know about so-called bad words, and Devious Derivations, a book about folk etymologies.
Город: Surrey UKПодписчиков: 1 ты. себе: Street Photographer - south east England. 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 ordnance", not "napalm"), and cover up mass murder ("the Final Solution" and.
A euphemism may itself devolve into a taboo word, through the linguistic process known as. .
A euphemism may itself devolve into a taboo word, through the linguistic process known as semantic change (specifically pejoration) described by W. V. O. Quine, and more recently dubbed the "euphemism treadmill" by Harvard professor Steven Pinker. For instance, toilet is an 18th-century euphemism, replacing the older euphemism house-of-office, which in turn replaced the even older euphemisms. A Dictionary of Euphemism & Other Doublespeak (second e.
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