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Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk: Revised Edition - Being a Compilation of Linguistic Fig Leaves and Verbal Flou Rishes for Artful

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This is the perennially popular, witty and entertaining guidebook to thousands of linguistic fig leaves and intentionally vague terms that we all say, write and read every day to cushion the real meaning of what is intended--from Victorian examples like "delicate condition" to relatively recent inventions like "massage parlor" and "covert operation".

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Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk: Revised Edition - Being a Compilation of Linguistic Fig Leaves and Verbal Flou Rishes for Artful 1995, Crown Publishing Group (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780517702017

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