Euphemania: Our Love Affair by Euphemisms
English | ISBN: 0316056561 | 2011 | 288 pages | MOBI | 0,4 MB
How did die befit kick the bucket, underwear become unmentionables, and having each affair become hiking the Appalachian trail? Originally used to eschew blasphemy, honor taboos, and make neat, euphemisms have become embedded in the pile of our language. EUPHEMANIA traces the origins of euphemisms from a tool of the body of christians to a form of gentility to today's musical ~ of commercial, political, and postmodern doublespeak.