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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, lgbt, lgbt community, reach out, reaches out, reaching out, euphemisms, euphemistic, politician, politicians, political campaign, political campaigns
"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, 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
Netflix and chill?
Tags:euphemisms, emergency, emergencies, emergency signal, emergency signals, superhero, superheroes, superheroic, signal, signals, signalling, pickup line, pickup lines, pick-up line, chat up line, chat up lines, chat up, chats up, chatting up, hit on, hits on, hitting on, flirt, flirts, flirtation, flirtations
"My book club is doing some really good noir, though I forget if it's pinot or grenache."
'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, 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, euphemisms, crash, crashes, crashing, financial news, financial reporter, financial reporters, dow jones, djia, wall street, wall street trader, wall street traders, stockbroker, stockbrokers, mankoff
"Oh, my God! You don't have Netflix?"
The Birds & The Bees
"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, 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.''
"Well, sweetie, Rover is on a 'planned vacation'."
Tags:dog, dogs, dog lover, dog lovers, dog owner, dog owners, pet, pets, death, dead, die, dies, dying, died, soften the blow, soften the blow, softened the blow, softening the blow, parent, parents, parenting, child, children, kid, kids, lie, lies, lying, harsh truth, harsh truths, vacation, vacations, holiday, holidays, planned vacation, euphemisms
"If they say 'Rubensesque' in their profile, they mean they're a Botero."
Tags:rubenesque, euphemisms, ruben, voluptuous, heavy, heavyset, body shame, body shames, body shaming, fat, fatness, fat shame, fat shames, 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."
"Let's do it, let's fall in love."
"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, 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, 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, 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, euphemisms, corporatespeak, corporate language, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps
"We brought him in because some people couldn't quite understand our 'personnel realignment and downsizing' policy."
"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, 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, sexist, hyphen, hyphens, hyphenates, hyphenating, over hyphenation
"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, euphemisms, euphemistic language