Download A Dictionary Of Euphemisms And Other Doubletalk 1988
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Manufacturers, suppliers and others provide what you see here, and we have not verified it. See our disclaimer. This is the perennially popular, witty and entertaining guidebook to thousands of linguistic fig leaves and intentionally vague terms that we all say, write and read every day to cushion the real meaning of what is intended--from Victorian examples like "delicate condition" to relatively recent inventions like "massage parlor" and "covert operation".
Hugh Rawson's celebrated language book in a new edition updated with more than new entries.
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Johnson, and H. Mencken, God rest their crusty souls. Better yet, buy the book as there is tons of great stuff in it beyond this one essay. Camus begins his essay on the death penalty by telling the story of his father reaction to witnessing a public execution. When the extreme penalty simply causes vomiting on the part of the respectable citizen it is supposed to protect, how can anyone maintain it is likely, as it ought to be, to bring more peace and order into the community? Rather, it is obviously no less repulsive than the crime, and this new murder, far from making amends for the harm done to the social body, adds a new blot to the first one.
Indeed, no one dares speak directly to the ceremony. Officials and journalists who have to talk about it, as if they were aware of both its provocative and its shameful aspects, have made up a sort of ritual language, reduced to stereotyped phrases. People write of capital punishment as if they were whispering. This is probably even truer of capital punishment since everyone strives to refer to it only through euphemisms.
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It is to the body politic what cancer is to the individual body, with this difference: no one has ever spoken of the necessity of cancer. This amount is subject to change until you make payment. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Programme terms and conditions - opens in a new window or tab.
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