Posts Tagged: euphemisms

The Euphemism Shroud

“When we shrink from the sight of something, when we shroud it in euphemism, that is usually a sign of inner conflict, of unsettled hearts, a sign that something has gone wrong in our moral reasoning.”  ~ Matthew Scully, Author

The Euphemism Shroud

“When we shrink from the sight of something, when we shroud it in euphemism, that is usually a sign of inner conflict, of unsettled hearts, a sign that something has gone wrong in our moral reasoning.”  ~ Matthew Scully, Author

Truth is Always Stronger

“Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It’s a losing game.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch., Writer, Critic, & Naturalist

Truth is Always Stronger

“Any euphemism ceases to be euphemistic after a time and the true meaning begins to show through. It’s a losing game.” ~ Joseph Wood Krutch., Writer, Critic, & Naturalist

Political ‘C’s

“There is a term called political correctness, and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice.” ~ Miloš Zeman, Politician

Political ‘C’s

“There is a term called political correctness, and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice.” ~ Miloš Zeman, Politician

Style-of-Life Lies

“Euphemisms persist (for some people) because lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.” ~ Bergen Evans, Professor of English, TV Show Host, & George Foster Peabody Award (1957)

Style-of-Life Lies

“Euphemisms persist (for some people) because lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.” ~ Bergen Evans, Professor of English, TV Show Host, & George Foster Peabody Award (1957)

Ignored Facts Don’t Die

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ~ Aldous Huxley, Novelist, Essayist, Travel Writer, Script Writer, Poet & Short Story Writer ―

Ignored Facts Don’t Die

“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.” ~ Aldous Huxley, Novelist, Essayist, Travel Writer, Script Writer, Poet & Short Story Writer ―

Relabeling

“Users of clichés frequently have more sinister intentions beyond laziness and conventional thinking. Relabeling events often entails subtle changes of meaning. War produces many euphemisms, downplaying or giving verbal respectability to savagery and slaughter.” ~ Patrick Cockburn, Author, Journalist, Correspondent,

Relabeling

“Users of clichés frequently have more sinister intentions beyond laziness and conventional thinking. Relabeling events often entails subtle changes of meaning. War produces many euphemisms, downplaying or giving verbal respectability to savagery and slaughter.” ~ Patrick Cockburn, Author, Journalist, Correspondent,