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Euphemism

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on 10 December 2012

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Transcript of Euphemism

Euphemism By: Damla Sarisaltik & Alisha Kukreja A mild or indirect word or expression for
one too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. What is a Euphemism? "Doublespeak" from George Orwell's Literary Examples In other words: trying to make the mean
things you say sound nicer by using
different words 1984 - "Doublespeak" takes the form of euphemisms making the truth less unpleasant, without denying its nature In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet biting your thumb is a euphemism for flipping someone the bird Lord Of The Rings Real World Examples of Euphemism Vertically-challenged instead of short Mobile community instead of trailer park Bun in the oven instead of pregnant Correctional facility instead of prison Poverty instead of on the streets Thick or big boned instead of fat Sanitation engineer instead of Garbage man Activity Time! Make your own euphemisms for the following situations: Someone dying Going to the bathroom Firing someone Be creative and make your own for any situation you want! You have 10 minutes!
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