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In Other Words: The Meanings and Memoirs of Euphemisms

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Have you ever heard a politician be a little economical with the truth? Or had to relay the sad news that old Uncle Geoffrey, ever the keen sportsman, has in fact now kicked the bucket? Funnily enough, these strange phrases are completely comprehensible to us - such is the power of euphemisms and the extent to which they are now subsumed into our everyday language. But where did they come from originally, and for just how long have we been colouring and shrouding our speech with them? In Other Words explains just that, ...

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In Other Words: The Meanings and Memoirs of Euphemisms
2005, Michael O'Mara Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781843171447

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