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"I never think of you, as, like, old, Jack. I think of you as, like, retro."
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"He claims he has you on video - how can I put this? - 'courting the gay vote.'"
Tags:demographic, demographics, scandal, scandals, scandalous, compromising video, compromising videos, october surprise, political campaign, political campaigns, in the closet, closeted, closet case, closet cases, vote, votes, voter, homosexual, gay, lgbt, lgbt community, reach out, reaches out, reaching out, euphemism, euphemisms, euphemistic, politician, politicians, political campaign, political campaigns, homophobia, homophobic
"Anti-personnel land mines pose no threat to people, Colonel. Only to personnel."
Tags:land mine, land mines, anti-personnel, mine, mines, minefield, minefields, mine field, mine fields, military, military personnel, euphemism, euphemisms, language, language trick, language tricks, kill, kills, killing, killings, murder, murders, murdering, military man, military men, general, generals, commander, commanders, army, armies, officer, officers
"Your barn door is open."
Tags:slang, cowboy, cowboys, cow boy, cow boys, wild west, west, western, westerns, old west, wild wild west, horseback, horses, horse, pony, pony express, ye olde, modern, modern life, modernity, yehaw, cowboy hat, hat, 10 gallon hat, ten gallon hat, saloon, saloons, sheriff, sheriffs, deputy, deputies, shoot out, shoot-out, trick, tricks, fly's down, your fly is down, euphemism, zipper, zippers, gunfight, gun fight
Netflix and chill?
Tags:euphemism, euphemisms, emergency, emergencies, emergency signal, emergency signals, superhero, superheroes, superheroic, signal, signals, signalling, pickup line, pickup lines, pick-up line, pick-up lines, chat up line, chat up lines, chat up, chats up, chatting up, hit on, hits on, hitting on, flirt, flirts, flirting, flirtation, flirtations
'Seizure of the Pepys Diaries'
Tags:pepys, samuel pepys, member of parliament, english, england, restoration, great plague of london, the plague, court, courtroom, courtrooms, judge, judges, and so to bed, euphemism, great fire of london, fire of london, london, language, literature, sources, source, history, reading, diary, diaries, sign off, end, end of diary, olden days, second dutch war
"My book club is doing some really good noir, though I forget if it's pinot or grenache."
Tags:book, books, book club, book clubs, club, clubs, wine club, wine clubs, wine, wines, oenophile, oenophiles, oenophilia, wine lover, wine lovers, book lover, book lovers, pinot, pinot noir, grenache, grenache noir, married life, spouse, spouses, girls night out, noir, noir fiction, euphemism, euphemisms
'Cheer up Mom...They say dead is the new 80.'
"Pamela, I'm out of euphemisms."
Tags:doctor, doctors, md, mds, m.d.s, m.d., gp, gps, g.p.s, g.p., general practitioner, general practitioners, medical check up, medical check ups, clinic, clinics, doctors clinic, doctors clinics, doctor's clinic, doctor's clinics, hospital, hospitals, doctors appointment, doctors appointments, doctor's appointment, doctor's appointments, insensitive, insensitivity, diagnosis, bad diagnosis, bad news, euphemism, euphemisms, breaking the news, bedside manner, bad bedside manner
"On Wall Street today, the stock market corrected its previous correction, and is pretty sure it's got it right this time."
Tags:stock market, tv, news, correction, wall street, recession, financial crisis, economy, mistakes, market correction, market corrections, recessions, euphemism, euphemisms, crash, crashes, crashing, financial news, financial reporter, financial reporters, dow jones, djia, wall street, wall street trader, wall street traders, stockbroker, stockbrokers, mankoff
"I'm a job creator - I never claimed to be a fair wage-and-benefits creator."
Tags:wage, wages, job creator, job creators, rich, riches, rich person, rich people, euphemism, euphemisms, fair wage, fair wages, benefits, offering benefits, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, elite, elites, wealthy elite, wealthy elites, trickle down economics, supply side economics, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism
''Lying' is such a harsh word, your honor. We prefer to call it 'testimony without borders.''
"If they say 'Rubensesque' in their profile, they mean they're a Botero."
Tags:rubenesque, euphemism, euphemisms, ruben, voluptuous, heavy, heavyset, body shame, body shames, body shaming, fat, fatness, fat shame, fat shames, fat shaming, botero, fernando botero, online dating, online date, online dates, internet dating, dating profile, dating profiles, profile picture, profile pictures, flatter, flatters, flattering, pitfall, pitfalls, date, dates, sex appeal, art history, artist, artists, fine artist, fine artists
"Ethnic cleansing. It's got a nice ring to it. Let's find out who's doing their P.R."
"It wasn't a lie, Senator, it was a larger truth."
Tags:lie, lies, lying, excuse, excuses, excusing, misrepresent, misrepresents, misrepresentation, misrepresentations, truth, truths, larger truth, larger truths, positive spin, positive spins, spin doctor, spin doctors, spin, spins, spinning, politician, politicians, euphemism, euphemisms, hearing, hearings, trial, trials
'In today's market hyperbole was up sharply. Similes and metaphors held relatively steady with euphemisms hitting another record low.'
"Look, I'd rather be free, too, but at least we're not in a zoo anymore."
Tags:animals, zoo, talking, language, clichés, communication, gorilla, gorillas, ape, apes, zoos, animal park, animal parks, euphemism, euphemisms, political correctness, politically correct, animal rights, animal rights activist, animal rights activists, animal rights activism, freedom, free, preference, preferences, mankoff
"Err, you'll have to forgive me...but I'm never quite sure what I'm supposed to call you, I mean I don't want to cause offence... But is it 'disabled', 'handicapped' or perhaps 'differently abled'?"
Tags:label, labels, discriminate, discrimination, disabled, disability, interview, interviews, disabled community, ableism, prejudice, prejudices, euphemism, euphemisms, cause offence, causing offence, give offence, giving offence, insensitive, insensitivity, thoughtless, thoughtlessness, individual, individuals, callous, callousness, handicap, handicaps, handicapped
"Try not to think of it as a box, but rather an environmentally neutral, biodegradable, single person unit of accomodation!"
"We've had to replace 'fat cat bonuses' with 'amortised emoluments with enhanced front-loaded bonuses.'"
Tags:fat cat, fat cats, banker, bankers, banking, banks, pay, ceo pay, ceo, executive pay, executive, executives, corporate executive, corporate executives, bonus, bonuses, front-loaded bonus, front-loaded bonuses, jargon, corporate jargon, euphemism, euphemisms, corporatespeak, corporate language, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps
"Two Rodent-Americans Pursed by a Feline-American."
Tags:cat, cats, mice, mouse, rodent, rodents, feline, felines, cat and mouse, political correctness, politically correct, political correctness gone mad, euphemism, euphemisms, discrimination, discriminating, overcautious, over caution, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, avoid offence, avoiding offence, marginalised group, marginalised groups, marginalized group, marginalized groups, racism, racist, sexism, sexist, racists, hyphen, hyphens, hyphenates, hyphenating, over hyphenation
"We brought him in because some people couldn't quite understand our 'personnel realignment and downsizing' policy."
"Don't think of this as getting fired."
Tags:fired, fire, fires, firing, sack, sacked, sacking, sacks, pink slip, pink slips, walking paper, walking papers, laid off, layoff, layoffs, downsized, downsizing, rephrase, rephrasing, corporate jargon, good face, good faces, put a good face on it, putting a good face on it, corporate language, euphemism, euphemisms, euphemistic language
"Don't you think after thirty years of marriage you could stop referring to me as 'the military'?"
Tags:military husband, military husbands, military general, military generals, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, partner, partners, term of endearment, terms of endearment, married life, married lives, army, army man, army men, impersonal, dehumanising, dehumanizing, term, terms, terminology, euphemism, euphemisms
"With all due respect, ma'am, 'secretary' was a lot easier."
Tags:administrative professionals, administrative professional, admin, admin work, admin worker, admin workers, secretary, secretaries, letterer, letterers, lettering, sign, signs, sign painter, sign painters, pc, politically correct, euphemism, euphemistic, euphemisms, office work, office worker, office workers