A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk: being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English Language. Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk will appeal not only to those who use words with care and who care about how they are used by. In his Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew .
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Has Watergate’s “expletive deleted” found a permanent place in the language? Essential reading for everyone who wants to cut through our proliferating Lingua non Franca and get to the real meaning of what is being said. Rawson’s dictionary of euphemism and other doubletalk: What is the fine difference between euphemismms action” and “secret activity” as revealed in the Iran-Contra hearings?
This witty and sardonic guide to euphemisms and other forms of dictioonary includes thousands of words and phrases that camouflage true meanings. Dictionaries Terms and phrases Additional Physical Format: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.
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