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A Dictionary of Euphemisms: How Not to Say What You Mean
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A Dictionary of Euphemisms: How Not to Say What You Mean

     
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Now in paperback, this brand new edition of A Dictionary of Euphemisms: How Not To Say What You Mean is still as lively a guide to the language of evasion, hypocrisy, prudery, and deceit as you could wish for. Packed full of the old favourites, such as `early bath` or `push up the daisies`, as well as euphemisms from modern times, like `human sacrifice`, `coffee-housing`, and `tuft-hunter`. Definitions include examples from literature and the press, along with historical explanations of...

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