By Ralph Keyes

ISBN-10: 0316056561

ISBN-13: 9780316056564

How did die develop into kick the bucket, lingerie develop into unmentionables, and having an affair develop into mountain climbing the Appalachian path? initially used to prevent blasphemy, honor taboos, and make great, euphemisms became embedded within the textile of our language. EUPHEMANIA lines the origins of euphemisms from a device of the church to a kind of gentility to state-of-the-art device of business, political, and postmodern doublespeak.

As a lot social observation as a publication for notice fans, EUPHEMANIA is a full of life and thought-provoking examine the facility of phrases and our strength over them.

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