Euphemism

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When to use

When would be a good place in literature to use this?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 09/27/2017 - 21:24
bae

gentle man on the high way

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/01/2016 - 06:35
its basically like when you

its basically like when you were six and everything your parents said was sugarcoated to make it seem like the world is perfect

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/20/2014 - 17:27
Example??

example??

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 12/04/2016 - 22:54
true

that is so true its is a little like they didn't take you seriously :/

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/21/2015 - 06:21
WARNING: Contains Sad Content

it's okay honey, he's gone to a place in the sky where everything is the backyard and he can have all the chew toys and treats in the world.

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 10/23/2014 - 01:08
Euphemizin

Another example

She was deflowered = she has lost her virginity...

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 05/04/2014 - 15:12
not what was meant?..

somehow I don't think that's exactly a euphemism

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 02/16/2015 - 03:10
um, yes it is

um, yes it is

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 10/02/2017 - 00:19
virginity

I don't see how virginity is a harsh word that needs to be 'masked'?

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/01/2017 - 03:07
EUPHEMISM

she kicked the bucket===she is death.

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 12/09/2014 - 17:46
publication

Raymond M. Smullyan’s, Logical Labyrinths, is one of the best books in its genre, science and mathematics. It begins with basic logic puzzles, including some of Smullyan’s famous riddles, such as the nights and naves, while slowly increasing their difficulty and at the same time using them to introduce and develop the fundamental ideas of symbolic logic. Starting with the basics of prepositional logic and the tableau method, it continues on to the more advanced subjects such as set theory, nondenumerable numbers, logic trees, and axiomic logic. This is done so completely that some colleges, including Harvard, will use this small book as the text for one of their classes.
But this is not to say that it is an easy book. It is true that everything in the book is said in the in a simple easy to read way, but it is a topic that often takes years to master, the author himself was 89 when he published it, and it is not a book you should expect to read in one sitting. It offers a complete explanation of symbolic logic and many of the broader points of set theory. It is well worth however long it takes you to finish, and is a book that everyone should read.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 21:34
"Euphemia li Britania"

Wow... I just got mind blown. They used Euphemia as the name as a literary device that I doubt most people would have noticed! They used the name as she was a lighter and much more gentle way of covering and trying to bring the war to a peaceful end. As a drama and a "tragedy" Code Geass just pulled a fast on on us! Euphemisms are awesome when used correctly in a situation like that! A great example!

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 16:11
Same Here

that is something i noticed to i realized it as soon as i heard the word

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 06/05/2015 - 20:35
good help

nice site you've got here *thumbs up* i like (^_^)

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 00:23
Cry

(-_-) *tears*
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Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 03/30/2017 - 16:37
sharinga drink they call

sharinga drink they call lonliness

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 00:37
question

Can "jumping in muddy waters" be one? or no? or does it depend.. I kind of confused myself

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 03/27/2013 - 05:03
Answer

That's more like an idiom.

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 01:26
spelling error

genteel ?

...severe words with more genteel ones in order to mask the..

It should be gentle, just pointing it out! :)

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/24/2013 - 01:15
Not quite....

Genteel is a word, correctly spelled and used in this description of euphemism. It is often a good idea to check your own knowledge before criticizing that of other people. Genteel is defined as polite, refined or respectable; often in an affected or ostentatious way.

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 05/02/2014 - 14:31
not a spelling error

genteel=quiet and old-fashioned and perhaps slightly boring
it's in the dictionary,look it up :)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:14
thank you for pointing that

thank you for pointing that out!

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 22:44
thnx

im now replying from my class......heped me a lot

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 01/13/2013 - 17:55
Or

If their fat, they have more to love

Posted by Anonymous on Sun, 11/11/2012 - 23:04
couldn't help smiling :D you

couldn't help smiling :D you made my day :D

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 03:51
very useful for my literature

very useful for my literature lessons. Clear and easy to use
examples

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 20:00
final exam

this really helped me understand euphemism!

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/20/2012 - 03:31
Death Euphemisms

Kick the bucket
Hand in the dinner pail
Cash in their chips
Hopped the twig

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 04/18/2012 - 12:57
More death Euphemisms

Deceased. Wait..... no
Departed
He/she ____________ their last ___________
Passed
Six Feet Under
Pushing up daisies
Worm food
Coffin jockey
No longer with us

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 03:19
I like this site it helped me

I like this site it helped me with my school work

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 01/19/2012 - 16:55
Agreed!

I agree with you! :D

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 12/04/2013 - 17:26
Helpful

I had to do a powerpoint on this word in particular (8 slides) with picture books. Kind of challenging to find examples of these in picture books, but oh well.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 05/30/2012 - 05:09
I liked this site too

I have to do a power point on words like these. I didn't understand them and loved the help this gave me.......especialy the examples they were good. I hope to re-use this site some time soon and I'm young not even a teen and get it! :) good job peeps

Posted by Anonymous on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 01:51
EUPHEMISMS - more pleasant

EUPHEMISMS

- more pleasant expression for an unpleasant idea

example:
She has been sick for three days; she had one drink too many

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 11/22/2011 - 19:35
me too

me too

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 00:13
more sentences

need more sentences

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/16/2011 - 16:30
A sentence + explanation

Like:
She is in a better place now.
Explanation:
She is dead.
The reason why there are so many death euphemisms is because people often do not want to upset those affected by the death. It could also come from the human unwillingness to accept death as an inevitable outcome.

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 06/22/2016 - 22:03

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