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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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Customers who bought this item also bought. This witty and sardonic guide to euphemisms and other forms of doubletalk includes thousands of words and phrases that camouflage true meanings. Always use euphemisms, always use a screen name. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and dictoinary customers. Your rating has been recorded.


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Would you also like to submit a review for this item? In a world where everyone where everyone is constantly “spinning” the truth and language around in circles this is a great guide.

Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? These linguistic fig leaves, as they have been called, range dictiohary 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 “ethnic cleansing”.


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