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Idioms, Cliches, and Euphemisms

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Ben Herron

on 6 December 2011

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Transcript of Idioms, Cliches, and Euphemisms

Idioms, Cliches, and Euphemisms Euphemisms Idioms Cliches By Ben and Nico Sources Cited "War Euphemisms." EuphemismList. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov 2011. <http://www.euphemismlist.com/freedom-fighters/>. 5. Powder Your Nose: Act of Urinating 2. Freedom Fighters: Rebels or Guerillas 3. Do your Business: To Poop 4. Of Ample Proportions: Obese 1. Built for Comfort Not Speed: Obese "Euphemism Examples." Buzzle. N.p., n.d. Web. 30 Nov 2011. <http://www.buzzle.com/articles/euphemism-examples.html>. Examples
Well, Fat Henry is rather, built for comfort not speed. We're not guerillas, were just freedom fighters. "Mommy! I gotta go to the potty!
" No honey, you have to do your business" In a Sentence I have a sudden urge to-
well, powder my nose. "Grandma's fat, mommy."
"No, honey, she's just of ample proportions."
1. Out of British Courtesy 2. Revolutionary War Origins 3. Out of American Sarcasm 5. Out of French Courtesey 4. Italian Scholar 1. "Duh, Winning"-Charlie Sheen 2. yo Dawg- Randy Jackson 3. Yabba Dabba Doo- Fred Flinstone 4. LOL - txt messagers worldwide 5. Badda Bing Badda Boom- Pitbull Figurative (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Terban, Marvin. Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms, More than 600 Phrases, Sayings, and Expressions. New York City: Scholastic, 1998.
Drop like a hot potato Real Mcoy Worth your salt Crocodile Tears Finger in Every Pie To disassociate oneself with someone or something instantly A Genuine Item Deserving of Ones Time Fake Tears Made For Compassion To be over-involved Literal Meaning A freshly cooked potatio is dropped A common last name Using Salt As Currency A crocodile must expel tears when its eyes are moist, but the crocodile is not sad To Have a Ligiment In Each Pastery o , Origin Early 19 century A famus 1800s Boxer In the early 1800s when salt was rare A 1300s Folktale An Indecisive Police Officer in Britain "Drop Like a Hot Potato Idiom." The Free Dictionary. Farlex, 2011. Web. 6 Dec 2011. <http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/drop like a hot potato>.
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