Kind Words: A Thesaurus of Euphemisms

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Containing over 4000 euphemisms, this reference guide explains how and why we coin euphemisms to hide fears, abide by taboos, mask secret desires, excuse misbehaviour and mention the unmentionable. The meaning, origin and usage of each word is fully detailed.

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More than 4000 euphemisms pertaining to body parts, bathrooms and other blush-inducing subjects are provided in this reference, a guide for those who prefer to pussyfoot around treacherous conversational terrain.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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