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Language is more frequently used to disguise or temper what one means to say rather than telling it like it is, at least that's how it seems when looking through the 5,000 or so euphemisms compiled by R.W. Holder. There are colorful phrases ("bury a quaker" for defecate, "buy a brewery" for become an alcoholic), slang terms ("crib" for brothel), and terms that obfuscate a negative reality (saying "convivial" when meaning habitually drunken or "corrective training" for political imprisonment). Useful for writers, linguists, and students of human behavior, the euphemisms are arranged alphabetically, but cross-indexed thematically. So if you want to know what "foul ane" means, you can look it up directly and find it's a Scottish reference to the devil, but if you're looking for a juicy alternative for "death," the index provides "cop a packet," "suck daisy roots," and "come home feet first." Serving as both a dictionary and a comprehensive thesaurus of idioms, it's a useful as well as entertaining semantic resource. --Stephanie Gold dictionaries,dictionaries and thesauruses,education and reference,encyclopedias,english,foreign language study and reference,humor,humor and entertainment,instruction,literature English, Oxford University Press

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[EAN: 9780198692751], Gebraucht, sehr guter Zustand, [PU: Oxford University Press, 1995], DICTIONARY EUPHEMISMS ENGLISH LANGUAGE 0198692757 LIST 21, Reference|Dictionaries, Literary Collections|English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Jacket, Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. First Edition. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. This guide to the language of prudery, evasion and deceit is filled with thousands of quotations, definitions and historical explanations. What it hasn't done is explain why this Near Fine undamaged book (and jacket) has the word "damaged" stamped on the title page.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780198692751
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Publishing year: 1995
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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