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Introduction to euphemisms

AUTHOR: Liz Sparg

PUBLISHER: FunDza Literacy Trust

LANGUAGE: English

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Writers or speakers use euphemisms to express something in a kinder or more pleasant way. For example, “My aunt passed away yesterday” is a more gentle way of saying “My aunt died yesterday.” Euphemisms help us to cover up difficult or embarrassing things like death, ugliness, madness, and cruelty. We have become so used to using some common euphemisms that we may not even notice that we are doing it.

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  1. With my account

    Asanda
    25 Feb 2017 at 07:44

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