A Man About A Dog: Euphemisms And Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness Nigel Rees

ISBN: 9780007214549

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A Man About A Dog: Euphemisms And Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness  by  Nigel Rees

A Man About A Dog: Euphemisms And Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness by Nigel Rees
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Quentin Crisp once quipped thateuphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. This leading commentator on the English language has ranged far and wide to collect and comment upon 2,467 examples of euphemistic phrases—those expressionsMoreQuentin Crisp once quipped that euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.  This leading commentator on the English language has ranged far and wide to collect and comment upon 2,467 examples of euphemistic phrases—those expressions that so inventively display the art of mincing words.

From the politically correct to the highly incorrect, this book goes in ruthless pursuit of the coy, the prudish, the squeamish, the obfuscatory, and the blatant reshaping of the truth. So whether you have to see a man about a dog or just need to powder your nose, this entertaining reference will show you how not to say what you mean.



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