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The 24/7 news cycle would be filled with solemn warnings about "hate speech" and "toxic rhetoric" and other euphemisms for "We don't like what you're saying and we want you to shut up." We saw this when Gabby Giffords was shot. Within hours of the shooting, our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters in ...
... incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America's pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today.

The author makes passing references to the mayor's greatest scandal, but does so with sanitized euphemisms like “indiscretions,” “weakness of the flesh,” and “Barry's torment and triumphs.” The closest the article comes to mentioning the thing that put the former mayor in federal prison for six months is ...
About 20,000 new custom plates are issued each year, but enough go out of use that the total number on the road doesn't increase substantially year to year. It costs $79 and drivers must complete a form. What plates have yet to be spoken for? You can use PennDOT's online tool to search for combinations ...
What's important is the categories of liquid courage, saucy shots, and other alcoholic euphemisms. They are finalists for best wine, craft beer, best cocktail, best place to dance, best date spot and, most importantly, best bartender. So, as the unofficial king of all things distilled and fermented, I packed up my ...
To complicate matters, the Germans often miss the nuances in the carefully-worded statements of the Americans (or Brits, or other English speakers). American euphemisms, idioms, and witticisms fall flat. Germans aren't familiar with baseball's left field. Americans, in turn, perceive Germans as impatient, ...

JERRY SHENK: Left-wing euphemisms and recriminations. By Jerry Shenk, Columnist. Posted: 02/21/18, 8:50 PM EST | Updated: 6 hrs ago. # Comments. Because they're terrible at crafting persuasive, coherent, logical arguments, American progressives attempt to translate self-assumed, but counterfeit moral “authority” ...
Political debate in the modern world is impossible without memorizing a list of euphemisms, and there is no shortage of public opprobrium for those who talk about certain topics without using them. In addition to the many euphemisms that are accepted by virtually everybody, the political left has its own set ...
It was refreshing to see Trump unashamedly choose to refer to “vocational schools,” as opposed to trendy euphemisms such as “career academies.” Decades ago, vocational schools took on a stigma for sometimes being a dumping ground for kids who couldn't succeed in academic studies. But in today's ...
We grow up not being able to talk about sex, masturbation and our 'private' parts (even the euphemisms are oppressive) because they make our parents feel awkward to discuss, but why? Studies have found that masturbation is a healthy thing for adults and children to do. And as we get older, it's known ...
We use many euphemisms to describe the incident that took place on February 1, 2004, during the halftime show of the XXXVIII Super Bowl in Houston, Texas. Some call it a "wardrobe malfunction"; others, "Nipplegate." But the truth of the matter is: 14 years ago, a woman bared her naked breast for less ...
Nielsen came prepared with a laundry list of disingenuous euphemisms for "racism," alternately describing the president's words as "tough," "rough," "strong," and "cuss words." When pressed about Trump's use of vulgarity, she responded by presenting a thorough overview of the policy argument that ...
Here are the 6 most misleading media euphemisms for Trump's racist rhetoric and unhinged behavior. Robert Reich · 15 Jan 2018 at 13:34 ET. Donald Trump (AFP Photo/SAUL LOEB). Don't miss stories. Follow Raw Story!
There were many tributes in which the key words were how he was “understated” and “patient”, which could be euphemisms for dull and cautious. We wondered would she be more energetic and hands-on? From such a brief encounter, no judgment could be made. But she was easy, chatty and natural with ...
Before discussing Asolo Conservatory's latest play, let's get the euphemisms out of the way. The play's title contains one of George Carlin's seven dirty words that you can't say on television. Necessity being the mother of invention, we'll clip that particular word to “Mother.” We now return to the subject of ...
Libresse Malaysia has launched its latest campaign, “Period is Period” to fight against the perception of “periods” and “pads” being labelled a taboo. In line with Libresse's global platform, “Let's Get Real,” the campaign also aims to encourage parents who are shy to be more open with their kids about ...
WILLIAM HARTUNG: Well, if you're gonna say all those things, I should just stop there. I've had a long experience dealing with these companies. There was a time when they didn't know who I was and they said all kinds of interesting things, but of course now they hate me. But one thing about them, which ...

Political debate in the modern world is impossible without memorizing a list of euphemisms, and there is no shortage of public opprobrium for those who talk about certain topics without using them. In addition to the many euphemisms that are accepted by virtually everybody, the political left has its own set ...
Political debate in the modern world is impossible without memorizing a list of euphemisms, and there is no shortage of public opprobrium for those who talk about certain topics without using them. In addition to the many euphemisms that are accepted by virtually everybody, the political left has its own set ...
Comedian George Carlin is famous for talking about language. He is famous for criticizing indirect or overly pleasant speech. Consider these lines from one of his performances: "I don't like words that hide the truth. I don't like words that conceal reality. I don't like euphemisms – or euphemistic language.
“I didn't rob Northwest Orient because I thought it would be romantic, heroic or any of the other euphemisms that seem to attach themselves to ...
It's one in a series of recurring sketches where Aidy Bryant plays a little kid who responds in earnest to their stereotypical porn star euphemisms ...
So other countries have a hard time translating our euphemisms. They aren't sure what they can and cannot say in English, so their best bet is ...
But terms of art and squishy euphemisms are the norm in world affairs because words matter on that stage. They can mask the reality on the ...
So, since then, a number of euphemisms have been conceived for meat that is meat but does not come from an animal. Christopher Bryant ...
Periods are still considered unmentionable in Chinese society, where women tend to use euphemisms such as "getting a visit from my aunt" to ...
He leads us to call gossip by euphemisms like “sharing our concerns” or “venting to a brother or sister.” Euphemisms make gossip sound much ...
Aramm also talks about water scarcity as a political issue without cloaking it in euphemisms. The word 'Aramm' – director Gop Nainar said in an ...
In much the same way as wise China hands are adept at translating the euphemisms that emanate from the Politburo, so those interested in the ...
Halperin's use of that term struck me as the ultimate of euphemisms. Indeed, after losing his HBO deal, his book deal, and being deleted from ...
According to one recent study of 90,000 people in 190 countries, there are more than 5,000 different euphemisms enabling us to circumvent the horror of ever ...
... screaming -- the type of shouting that the TV broadcast hones in on, then everyone on Twitter giggles with funny euphemisms for what is actually being said.
... noted earlier this year, in explaining why Donald Trump's lies need to be called lies, and not glossed over with euphemisms like “falsehoods” ...
Drop euphemisms like "casual relationship with the truth." I know news media want to be respectful. But Trump has made that impossible.
And while it's true, I've found wonderful euphemisms for “moron” “derelict” and “possible serial killer,” I haven't found a way to bang them out ...
It is easy to mock the peculiarities of Chinese political discourse – its euphemisms, its attempts to elide contradictions, and its fixation on ...
Under the entry "death, die," the AP Stylebook reads, "Don't use euphemisms like 'passed on' or 'passed away' except in a direct quote.".
“We liked the idea of using American euphemisms to appeal to the US market,” commented a Toto representative. “Interestingly, in Japan, no ...
News outlets generally consider those phrases euphemisms that, much like the clean-cut, well-dressed Spencer himself, put a comely face on ...
In Hollywood, euphemisms such as the casting couch have been used to normalise abuse for The power disparity between Harvey Weinstein ...
The history of “abnormal psychology since then consists largely of generations of ever-more elaborate and apparently neutral euphemisms, ...
Theresa Simpkin does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organization that would benefit from this ...
The use of the term “process upset” got me thinking of all the acronyms, political jargon, euphemisms and code words we hear every day.
TV shows rarely get canceled these days. No, seriously, if a series makes it on air and courts any semblance of critical favor or viewer ...
At Galerie Lelong, one of China's most celebrated contemporary artists covers the floor with a three-inch-thick carpet literally woven out of ...
In 2016, the International Women's Health Coalition released a report finding that women around the world use more than 5,000 euphemisms ...
"Dancing around it with euphemisms like 'racially charged' does a disservice to the cause of reporting accurately in consideration of the full ...
In the latest episode of “The Dirty Word,” Amanda Montell examines our relationship with our periods through its many euphemisms. With over ...
I don't like euphemisms – or euphemistic language. And American English is loaded with euphemisms. Because Americans have a lot of ...
All The Best Euphemisms Used By Journalists For 'Sex Workers Peeing On Each Other'. What is this allegation against Trump and when did ...


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