A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk

by Hugh Rawson

Publisher: Crown Pub

Written in English
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  • Careers - Job Almanacs,
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  • English Language Dictionaries,
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Open LibraryOL7707774M
ISBN 100517882973
ISBN 109780517882979
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  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 transfer container, or Montezuma's revenge. If you have ever been baffled by the expression culturally deprived, or want to know where the phrase deep-six comes from, then this book will Author: McKee Library. Among other accomplishments, he wrote Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, a monumental, essential look at euphemisms that every language-lover should own. I can't recommend it enough. The following are euphemisms I first discovered — or realized were euphemisms — through Rawson. Thanks, Hugh, for the inspiring work. Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk by Hugh Rawson (11 times) The Wordsworth Book of Euphemism (Wordsworth Collection Reference Library) by Judith S. Neaman (11 times) Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms by Ralph Keyes (10 times) Slang and Euphemism, 3rd revised ed. by Richard A. Spears (9 times).   The Contemporary Dictionary of Sexual Euphemisms by Jordan Tate. Publication date Borrow this book to access EPUB files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Scanned in China. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on Aug SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata) Pages:

Euphemism definition, the substitution of a mild, indirect, or vague expression for one thought to be offensive, harsh, or blunt. See more.   So on dipping into Hugh Rawson's A Dictionary of Euphemisms & Other Doubletalk by a former newspaper reporter and magazine editor, the biggest . Define euphemism. euphemism synonyms, euphemism pronunciation, euphemism translation, English dictionary definition of euphemism. n. 1. or offensive: "Euphemisms such as 'slumber room' abound in the funeral Euphemism - definition of euphemism by The Free Dictionary thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for. EUPHEMANIA traces the origins of euphemisms from a tool of the church to a form of gentility to today's instrument of commercial, political, and postmodern doublespeak. As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, EUPHEMANIA is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power of words and our power over them.

Credit: Merriam-Webster. As noted in the Dictionary of Euphemisms and other Doubletalk, “Euphemisms are in a constant state of flux. New ones are created almost daily.” For proof of that, I suggest you look no further than the erstwhile head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, who recently signed a memorandum outlining a “back-to-basics” process for reviewing the. Title of Container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location. Access date. The citations in this box are for print books; however, if you are citing an electronic book, you would simply add another "container" by listing the database or website where you accessed the book online (as shown in the example in the Author: Jennifer Rohan. Buy a cheap copy of A Dictionary of Euphemisms: How Not to book by R.W. Holder. Language is more frequently used to disguise or temper what one means to say rather than telling it like it is, at least that's how it seems when looking through Free shipping over $/5(5).

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A Dictionary of Euphemisms & Other Doubletalk is espe­ cially valuable for including many examples of actual usage and for the amount of attention given to ori­ gins of expressions and first-known uses. A general introduction explains the ways in which euphe­ misms are formed and how chains of euphemisms are created as one term succeeds another.

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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 transfer container, or Montezuma's revenge. If you have ever been baffled by the expression culturally deprived, or want to know where the phrase deep-six comes from, then this book will certainly be of service.

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Spine title: A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk. American ed. issued under title: A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk. Description: viii, pages ; 24 cm: Other Titles: Dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk Dictionary of euphemisms &. The author of Crown's A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk has fun at the other end of the language spectrum in this witty, anecdote-filled guide to the many impolite, insulting, and just plain "bad" words with which the English language is drawings/5.

A Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk: Being a Compilation of Linguistic Fig Leaves and Verbal Flourishes for Artful Users of the English Language.

New York: Crown Publishers, : Ivica Jeđud. Hugh Rawson has been involved in the book, magazine, and newspaper businesses all his working life. Among other things, he served as director of Penguin USA’s reference books operation, edited the Bulletin of The Authors Guild, wrote a column about American words and phrases for American Heritage magazine, and assisted William Safire on the last edition of Safire’s Political Dictionary.

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Euphemism definition is - the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant; also: the expression so substituted. How to use euphemism in a sentence.

Did You Know. This witty and sardonic guide to euphemisms and other forms of doubletalk includes thousands of words and phrases that camouflage true meanings.

These linguistic fig leaves, as they have been called, range from delicate evasions ("bosom", "unmentionables", and "the love that dare not speak its name") to monstrosities that are designed to disguise torture ("energetic interrogation"), sanitize.

Every entry in The Contemporary Dictionary of Sexual Euphemisms is presented in a disjointed, but consistent, fashion. Entries are presented in alphabetical order and typically have with three definitions – two absrurdist literalisms followed by an explanation of the euphemism’s real n: A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk: being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English Language / Hugh Rawson Crown New York Australian/Harvard Citation.

Rawson, Hugh. Origins and concepts. The term "doublespeak" originates in George Orwell's book "" (Nineteen Eighty-Four).Although the term is not used in the book, it is a close relative of two of the book's central concepts, "doublethink" and "Newspeak".Another variant, "doubletalk", also referring to deliberately ambiguous speech, did exist at the time Orwell wrote his book, but the usage of.

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