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#euphemism

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Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It's a losing game, but we keep on trying.


Joseph Wood Krutch


#any #begins #ceases #euphemism #game

The language of the younger generation has the brutality of the city and an assertion of threatening power at hand, not to come. It is military, theatrical, and at its most coherent probably a lasting repudiation of empty courtesy and bureaucratic euphemism.


Elizabeth Hardwick


#brutality #bureaucratic #city #coherent #come

You are a manipulator. I like to think of myself more as an outcome engineer.


J.R. Ward


#comedy #dark #euphemism #label #manipulation

Don't ever call me mad, Mycroft. I'm not mad. I'm just ... well, differently moraled, that's all.


Jasper Fforde


#evil #humor #political-correctness #humor

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.


William Shakespeare


#inspirational #terminology #inspirational

How easy is murder when one calls it by a different name? How much easier is it for the conscience to condone “reaping” than “killing”—and when one knows that death isn’t the end, does it stop the killing hand for fear of retribution, or does it simply make it easier to kill, because, if life continues, how can murder be murder at all?


Neal Shusterman


#euphemisms #killing #responsibility #death

Then, as on the night before, we lay down together and I proved how great our friendship had become.


Henry M. Christman


#glbt #m-m-erotic-romance #friendship

I don't like the word 'alcoholic'. I like to think of myself as an advanced drinker.


Chelsea Handler


#humor #humor

Euphemisms persist because lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.


Bergen Evans


#euphemisms #language-awareness #life #lying #life

A composite is a euphemism for a lie. It's disorderly. It's dishonest and it's not journalism.


Fred W. Friendly


#dishonest #disorderly #euphemism #journalism #lie






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