Transcript of Euphemism ;D
Euphemism the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant When firing someone from a job, the manager might say, "I'll have to let you go," instead of simply, "You're Fired." Examples if someone dies, others will say they, "passed away," or the more crude, "kicked the bucket," in place of, "he's dead." When asked what he does for a living, a man says he exterminates bugs. Is there a euphemism in this scenario? Is It A Euphemism? of course, "exterminate" is just a nicer way to say "get rid of completely". Two men are conversing about a new car one of them got. The car looks nice, if not a little scratched. The man claims it was a great deal seeing as it's a used car. Is there a euphemism in this scenario? Is It A Euphemism? Note: Some people will emphasize the use of a euphemism in speech with visual quotation marks or "air quotes". no, there is no Euphemism here, the man meant what he said. if, however, he had said something along the lines of "certified pre-owned" then it would have been a euphemism. A new girl walks into class after being befriended by someone whose mouth needs an off switch, putting her head in her hands she wonders aloud if the person is always like that. she looks up to a knowing smile of someone who says, "she's nice once you get to know her." is there a Euphemism in this Scenario? Is It A Euphemism? yes, in fact, there is. by saying, "she's nice once you get to know her," they're really saying, "yes, she is, but you'll get used to it." But wait, there's more! there were two, as some of you might have seen. by saying she was befriended by miss talk-a-lot, she was really trying to say she was being bothered, followed, and annoyed by said girl. definition: "Definition of Euphemism." Merriam-Webster. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/euphemism>.Full transcript
picture: "A Father Addresses His Adopted Son on Appropriate Responses to People Saying âHappy Birthdayâ with Air Quotes." A Father Addresses His Adopted Son on Appropriate Responses to People Saying âHappy Birthdayâ with Air Quotes. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Sept. 2012. <http://themurkyfringe.com/2011/10/a-father-addresses-his-adopted-son-on-appropriate-responses-to-people-saying-happy-birthday-with-air-quotes/>. ~Fin~ Think of a Euphemism, it's a lot easier than you think. most people even use it in every day speech! Let's see if everyone can come up with their own. Try It!