Sep 292008
 
EUPHEMANIA
OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH EUPHEMISMS
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by RALPH KEYES
December 6th to December 20th
SYNOPSIS (from back of book): An entertaining look at euphemisms-where they come from, why we need them, and what they tell us about who we are.

  How did “die” become kick the bucket, “underwear” become unmentionables, and “having an affair” become hiking the Appalachian Trail? Originally used to avoid blasphemy and taboos and to make nice, euphemisms have become embedded in the fabric of our language. Euphemania traces the evolution of euphemisms from tools of the church to expressions of gentility to today’s instrument of commercial, political, and postmodern doublespeak. As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, Euphemania is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power of words and our power over them.

THANKS TO BRIANNE AND THE TERRIFIC
PEOPLE AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
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I HAVE THREE (3) COPIES OF THIS
GREAT BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN
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*ALL COMMENTS TO BE SEPARATE*
AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN
*LEAVE COMMENT:  DO YOU HAVE
FAVORITE EUPHEMISM?*
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*GIVEAWAY ENDS ON DECEMBER 20th AT 6PM EST*
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  19 Responses to “Giveaway "Euphemania" 12/06 to 12/20 ENDED”

  1. The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

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  7. That flies like a lead balloon…
    Yeah, my pappy!
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    They kicked the bucket…

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  12. My favorite euphemism is Throning 🙂 *Thanks* for the giveaway!
    1. Sitting on a throne.
    2. Hanging out in the bathroom stall a little longer than is necessary (and often with a handheld communication device) simply because you've finally found a little peace and quiet.
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  16. I would definitely use this one in my classroom. Thanks for a chance to win it.

    Definitely a follower.

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  17. Sounds like an intersting book.

    Thanks for the chance

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