What is a EUPHEMISM?

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When you want to avoid using a word or expression that would be too rude or embarrassing to say, you can use a more polite synonym instead. This substitute is called a euphemism.
 
For example, a euphemism for “urinate” is “going to the bathroom”. Some other examples are:
 

  • Jesus – Jeez
  • Die – Pass away, Depart
  • Pornography – Adult entertainment
  • Unemployed – Between jobs
  • Fire an employee – Letting an employee go
  • Pregnant – In the family way
  • Old – Mature, Senior
  • Have sex – Sleep together
  • Menstruation – That time of the month
  • Shit – Shoot

 
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