A Dictionary of Euphemisms

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This lively guide to the art of not saying what you mean provides readers with an engaging volume that celebrates the human tendency to use mild, vague, or roundabout expressions rather than those which are blunt, precise, and disagreeably true. From "everlasting life" and "powder room" to "house of ill repute" and "downsizing", here are thousands of entertaining and informative euphemisms and their historical explanations.

A Dictionary of Euphemisms 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199235179

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A Dictionary of Euphemisms 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780192800510

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A Dictionary of Euphemisms 1996, Oxford University Press, USA, [Oxford]

ISBN-13: 9780198692751

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