Friday, October 26, 2018

Euphemisms 2

BBC Learning English: What They Really Mean: Euphemistic Feedback

BBC English Masterclass: Being polite - how to soften your English
Sian's going to show you 4 ways not to offend people by being too direct. For more, visit our website:

VOA Learning English: Word Master: Finding Comfort in Euphemisms When Words Make Us Feel Uneasy
There's a new book called "Euphemania: Our Love Affair With Euphemisms.....(Listen to the mp3) and (pdf)

English Club: 50 Euphemism Examples

Fun Trivia: Euphemism Quiz / Answers Explanations

The Economist: Making murder respectable (difficult!)
Phoney politeness and muddled messages: a guide to euphemisms

Monty Python Dead Parrot sketch (British humor)
The sketch portrays a conflict between disgruntled customer Mr Praline and a shopkeeper, who argue whether or not a recently purchased "Norwegian Blue" parrot is dead. It pokes fun at the many euphemisms for death used in British culture. (minutes 2:21 to 2:52)

TED-ed: Playing with Language playlist