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Monday, September 28, 2015

READ THIS POST--IT'S INTERESTING (A EUPHEMISM)






Some euphemisms are used in order to make a blunt or unpleasant truth seem less harsh. Others are used to take the place of words or phrases you might not want to say in polite company.  In some cases, euphemisms are intentionally a grosser or less pleasant way of saying something. These are usually used when people are being sarcastic or trying to make light of a serious subject or make it seem less serious.  Following are many euphemisms that I thought of, found online or stole borrowed from George Carlin:

Bathroom tissue--toilet paper
Landfill--dump
Mobile homes--trailers
Shell shock/battle fatigue--post traumatic stress disorder
Previously owned vehicles--used cars
Occasionally irregularity--constipation
Substandard housing--slums
In a negative cash flow position--poor
Neutralizing populations--ethnic cleansing
Disinformation--governmental lies
Preboarding--getting on a plane before you get on?
Physically challenged/differently abled--handicapped
Learning disabled--stupid
Partially sighted/vision impaired--blind
Having severe appearance deficits--ugly
Rape victim--unwilling sperm recipient
Senior citizen--old person
Let go/downsized--fired
On the street--homeless
Correctional facility--jail
Executive assistant/personal assistant--secretary
Manager/supervisor/director--boss
Caretaker, custodian--janitor
In the family way--pregnant
In reduced circumstances--bankrupt
Electronic surveillance--wiretapping & bugging
Personal representative--salesperson
Character lines--wrinkles
Assisted living facility--old folk's home
Passed away/departed/expired (like a magazine subscription?)--died
Terminal episode--death in a hospital
Negative patient care outcome--death in a hospital as seen by the insurance company
Au natural/in your birthday suit--naked
Use the rest room/powder your nose--go to the bathroom
Between jobs--unemployed
Adult entertainment--pornography
Adult beverages--booze 
Chronologically challenged--late
Plus sized--fat
Sanitation engineer--garbage man
Sleep together/hide the sausage/make whoopee--have sex
Man often engaging in casual sex--stud
Woman often engaging in casual sex--slut

And my personal favorite from George Carlin:

Have an involuntary protein spill--vomit















If all is not lost, then where the heck is it?----fishducky

 








19 comments:

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    1. Me, too--in fact, my husband claims some of my best memories never happened, I say what's the difference, as long as they’re good memories?

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  2. Lovely sometime forgetful aging male - JERK!

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    1. I always knew it was a term of endearment!!

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  3. I am plus sized but I prefer fluffy. ;)

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    1. Is there a "extra fluffy" category?

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    2. Why yes! In fact, I'm in the extra-extra fluffy category. ;) LOL!

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  4. Got to remember the George Carlin one if I ever have to toss my cookies. Brilliant.
    My doctor's euphemism for over weight is "well nourished." How kind is that?

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    1. You have a very nice doctor!! Does he ever say "EXCEEDINGLY well nourished"?

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  5. I like the cannibals wanting to be called homovores.

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    1. If they ate fishduckies they'd be anatapescadores--frightening!!

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  6. They're right about "Bless your heart!" We even use that as far north as Missouri!

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    1. I had never realized that "Bless your heart!" was an insult!!

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  7. I'm not crazy about euphemisms. If somebody died, I usually say, Somebody died. Passed away doesn't make sense. I prefer euthanize to put the dog to sleep. Sleep implies an imminent awakening.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. You're making sense, Janie--stop that!!

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  8. I'm going to be forever suspicious now of anyone who says Bless your Heart to me.

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