A dictionary of euphemisms & other doubletalk: being a compilation of linguistic fig leaves and verbal flourishes for artful users of the English Language. Rawson’s Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk will appeal not only to those who use words with care and who care about how they are used by. In his Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk, Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew .

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These linguistic fig leaves, as they have been called, range from delicate evasions “bosom”, “unmentionables”, and “the love that dare not speak its name” Rawson’s dictionary of euphemisms and other doubletalk: Feb 02, Ron Heimbecher rated it really liked it.


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