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post Mar 25 2005, 04:00 AM
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recently, in a book I'm reading, a charachter was talking about going to the bathroom to "Squeeze off a Nixon". I just about rolled on the floor, laughing...

anyone out there have any other euphemisms?


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post Mar 25 2005, 09:24 PM
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I'm sorry, but what does 'euphemisms' mean?


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post Mar 25 2005, 10:11 PM
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Actually, as well as holding the delectable matazone forums, the internet also holds a wealth of other information. People should use it more often...

A fine example wouild be dictionary.com.

In other news I'm having lots of fun at the moment because candice and myself decided to give up swearing immediately at the end of lent, so much euhpenishing fun. Mostly just been replacing swear words with synonyms at the moment.

"Oh copulation." just tends to make people giggle and look at you strangely though, but the frequent slip ups are fun when an accidentally uttered swear turns into a string of expletives cut short by eachother then the final confused silence when you can't think of an alternative word.


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post Mar 25 2005, 10:31 PM
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"euhpenishing": (verb) the act of replacing an offensive word for the male genitilia with another, slightly less offensive term.

(tee hee)


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post Mar 25 2005, 11:43 PM
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Dictionary.com describes a euphemism as "The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive." Here's a very interesting encyclopedia entry on euphemisms, their linguistic history, types of euphemisms, and much more stuff you've probably never thought of...

"Euphemism" from the Wikipedia Encyclopedia

A euphemism for "having sex" is "doing the horizontal mambo/tango/polka/insert-random-dance-here." A euphemism for "to die" is "to kick the bucket." A group of my friends and I use the euphemism "to play cards" to delicately and humorously talk about sex and in turn, "playing solitaire" is a euphemism for "masturbation." Euphemisms are fun!

{addendum after reading abovementioned site: Wow, that's really detailed and interesting. It gives evolution and examples and everything! -FPG}


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post Mar 26 2005, 03:56 AM
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Well, that definition is fine, as far as it goes. Personally, I define a Euphemism as a word or phrase that is used in place of a word or phrase that may be considered bad or controversial. There are, in my estimation, three kinds of Euphemism:

1. Straight forward. A straight forward euphemism is pretty much as advertised; a word or phrase that can be considered to be negative in a given situation is replaced by a neutral word or phrase. the word 'Sh*t', for example, may be rendered as 'Excrement'. The two words mean roughly the same thing, but one is considered negative, the other, clinical.

2. Reverse Euphemism. again, pretty much as advertised. In this case, a 'Clean' word or phrase is replaced by a more colorful, and controversial one. a speaker may need to refer to an 'outhouse', for example, but consider that term too bland... he or she may insert the word 'Sh*thouse' instead, reversing the usual course of a euphemism.

3. Colorful, or borderline, Euphemisms. This involves replacing a problematical word or phrase with something technically tamer, but more metaphorical. The euphemism in the first post of this thread qualifies, here. While 'Squeezing off a Nixon' may not be as negative as 'Taking a Cr*p', it is far more colorful, and in some ways, more disturbing a phrase... making it less a euphemism, than a metaphor.


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post Mar 26 2005, 04:44 AM
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Am I the only one who can think of loads of euphemisms for male masturbating but very few(2) for female?


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post Mar 26 2005, 09:57 AM
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Am I the only one who can think of loads of euphemisms for male masturbating but very few(2) for female?


I can think of about 6 for female. I put that down to having worked in a very male dominated factory many years ago. No one does euphemisms like a factory worker. wink.gif

No, thet really aren't repeatable in polite company. biggrin.gif


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post Mar 26 2005, 04:36 PM
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He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

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post Mar 26 2005, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE (Snugglebum the Destroyer @ Mar 26 2005, 04:57 AM)
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Am I the only one who can think of loads of euphemisms for male masturbating but very few(2) for female?


I can think of about 6 for female. I put that down to having worked in a very male dominated factory many years ago. No one does euphemisms like a factory worker. wink.gif

No, thet really aren't repeatable in polite company. biggrin.gif
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Does one of your six include "bean" and "flick" in the same sentence?

Mmmm euphemisms
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post Mar 27 2005, 01:10 AM
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post Mar 27 2005, 03:53 AM
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Ah, yes.. Euphemisms. I can only think of one I really like right now: "fermer son parapluie" which is French for "to close one's umbrella" as a euphemism for death. I also vaguely recall another, translatable as "to stop having toothache" which I thought was fantastic.


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ASHDOD, Israel (AP) - As a result of the atomic bombings of five Palestinian cities, a 50-foot tall reptile has woken from its million-year slumber in the Mediterranean Sea. The monster has made landfall at Ashdod and obliterated the city. Eyewitnesses report that the monster left the destroyed city heading southeast.
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post Mar 27 2005, 04:09 AM
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"talking to Ralph on the big white phone"
"Driving the porcelain bus"

Some of the ones for throwing up are just fun.

Worst one: "Dropping the kids off to the pool" For going to the bathroom.


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oddly enough I heard this one as a replacement for dating/sex.

Waffles the first time are just a mess but the second they're mmmm.

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post Mar 27 2005, 10:50 PM
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Speaking of English having too many euphemisms, there's a strip mall by me consisting of the following stores lined up (you can't tell me the planner didn't notice this):
Dick's, Odd Job, BJ's, Seaman's

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QUOTE (artist.unknown @ Mar 26 2005, 04:36 PM)
He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

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This probably tells you more about me then you need to know but as I read this I mentally corrected it. For reference it should be:

He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Vis-a-vis the metabolic processes, 'e's 'ad 'is lot! 'E's 'opped the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off this mortal coil, 'e's run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

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post Mar 31 2005, 09:09 PM
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[anyone out there have any other euphemisms?


When the newsreader says such and such a group has claimed responsibility for some whatever outrage what is really meant is that they have admitted their guilt.

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"regime change" - invasion
"administrative adjustment" - "lay offs" - mass firing of employees

some euphamisms are only used to make bad things sound less damaging.


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[some euphamisms are only used to make bad things sound less damaging.


Doesn't work though


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Doesn't work though


It does when you're the person doing the sacking. *noddles*

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QUOTE (CheeseMoose @ Mar 30 2005, 08:52 PM)
This probably tells you more about me then you need to know but as I read this I mentally corrected it. For reference it should be:

**monty P garbage**

*gets coat
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yes, get your coat. i sense anorakness. you are in fact an automatic anorak, as i have said more times than i can count. however, it is nice to be correct.

euphemisms - i can think of very many for masturbation, and one of my friends uses 'playing scrabble' for having sex for some reason. (sorry j, this may be more information than you need to know. close your eyes.)
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I saw the Oxford dictionary of euphemisms today, nearly bought it but couldn't be bothered, it was 4 and I had no change on me!


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post Apr 19 2005, 03:35 AM
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QUOTE(artist.unknown @ Mar 26 2005, 04:36 PM)
He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Is metabolic processes are now 'istory! 'E's off the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off 'is mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

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This probably tells you more about me then you need to know but as I read this I mentally corrected it. For reference it should be:

He's passed on! This parrot is no more! He has ceased to be! He's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! He's a stiff! Bereft of life, 'e rests in peace! If you hadn't nailed 'im to the perch he'd be pushing up the daisies! 'Vis-a-vis the metabolic processes, 'e's 'ad 'is lot! 'E's 'opped the twig! He's kicked the bucket, he's shuffled off this mortal coil, 'e's run down the curtain and joined the bleedin' choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PARROT!

*gets coat

I trying to type it as he said it! It was hard and he talked really fast! *cries with shame*

'flip the birdie' If you think about it, that actually conjures a pretty funny mental image.


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post Apr 22 2005, 08:45 PM
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I heard "Worshipping the porcelain goddess" for throwing up. This was told to me as I was sitting on the bathroom floor waiting for it to happen tongue.gif


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