Fair of Speech: The Uses of Euphemism

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Fair of Speech: The Uses of Euphemism - Enright, Dennis Joseph, and Enright, D J (Editor)

Can a bomb ever be "clean"? Are we relieved to be warned that there will be an "odor" when once we were told that something would "stink"? Or, to put it another way, when is a euphemism a mark of good taste and when is it a sign of verbal obfuscation? To answer such questions, D.J. Enright invited sixteen distinguished writers to ponder and ...

Fair of Speech: The Uses of Euphemism 1986, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192830609

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Fair of Speech: The Uses of Euphemism 1985, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192122360

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