9 terms

Examples of Euphemism

A euphemism is a polite expression used in place of words or phrases that otherwise might be considered harsh or unpleasant to hear. Euphemisms are used regularly, and there are many examples in every day language.
STUDY
PLAY
PASSED AWAY/ DIDN'T MAKE IT
DIED
LITTLE BOYS ROOM/ LADIES ROOM
TOILET
MENTALLY CHALLENGED/ PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED
HANDICAPPED OR DISABBLED
FULL FIGURED [women]
FAT
LET HIMSELF GO [men]
FAT
LAID OFF/ BETWEEN JOBS
UNEMPLOYED
FELL OFF THE BACK OF THE TRUNK/ GOT OFF THE BACK OF THE TRUCK [LORRY]
STOLEN
PREVIOUSLY ENJOYED
USED
BUN IN THE OVEN/ KNOCKED UP
PREGNANT