In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1eufemismo masculine'pass away' is a euphemism for 'die' — 'pasar a mejor vida' es un eufemismo de 'morir'
- As a practical matter, the current legal regime substitutes palliative euphemisms for useful controls on police discretion.
- She wants to reclaim the word old and rejects euphemisms like elderly and seniors.
- As I remember, it was shortly after the word gay became the euphemism for homosexual.
- I don't like euphemisms or euphemistic language.
- Instead, they hide behind a wall of euphemisms, refusing even to use the word ‘disabled’.
- Sir John could be counted on not to speak in mild euphemisms.
- He appeared his boldest; he was not one to speak in mild euphemisms.
- Women are more likely to use polite euphemisms for topics such as death and sex.
- ‘Environmental design’ is just one of the many euphemisms for the ubertrendy catch words Feng Shui.
- Reform is a polite euphemism for forcing banks to close out bad loans, enforce bankruptcy and require layoffs of excess workers.
- Like all euphemisms, pedophilia and ephebophilia are words meant to protect us from realities too painful to confront.
- Languages are constantly developing euphemisms for sex words.
- Ratios are now commonly being used as euphemisms to express calamity.
- We have lots of euphemisms for menstruation, and we don't refer to it unless in the company of women, and rarely even then.
- Notably, the word ‘challenge’ was used as a euphemism to gloss over the existence of serious problems.
- It shows that the trend to hide unpleasant truths behind euphemisms is alive and well.
- Such mild, culinary euphemisms muffled and camouflaged the enforced famines and the murders of millions.
- It was like a euphemism for a dirty word, he'd rather people'd just said the word than try to make it seem nicer.
- Each drawn shoe is accompanied by a blunt euphemism from the history of conflict.
- A simple chat with her could be downright frustrating when she didn't understand half of the euphemisms being used.
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