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 yooh fuh mi stik

  • a  substituting a mild term for a harsher or distasteful one
    `peepee' is a common euphemistic term

  • Doors to university buildings were locked; handmade signs affixed to them were euphemistic: "Closed due to the incident.
  • Massage used to be practiced mostly at the social extremities, in the homes of the very wealthy or in seedy parlors where the handiwork was offered with euphemistic "happy endings.
  • And anyone who has sat through a fund-raising dinner is familiar with euphemistic schnorring like, "We're counting on you to show leadership.

  • Tom Trebelhorn in Baltimore Sun
    I was told it was an organizational change, the euphemistic way of saying, 'We don't have a real reason, but we're making a change.' But start reading the wire. There will be a lot of those,Trebelhorn said. "I wish there was one particular...
  • Stanley Tookie Williams in Black America Web
    I have to say that the word 'debriefing' is a euphemistic term for snitching,Williams said. "And my convictions won't allow that."
  • Richard Blumenthal in Hartford Courant
    I am not going to be polite or euphemistic,Blumenthal told the company's executives. "We have [here] a callous and cavalier disregard for consumers."

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