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Very Nice Ways to Say Very Bad Things, an unusual book of euphemisms
Very Nice Ways to Say Very Bad Things an unusual book of euphemisms Author:Linda Berdoll (Linda Berdoll found these interesting tidbits during research for Darcy & Elizabeth, her sequel to Pride & Prejudice...) — Are you tired of hearing those same seven naughty words again and again? — Did you know that there is an obscene gesture that is both older and more universally recognized than digitus impudicus? Do you know what digitus impu... more »dicus is?
And just what is the Clinton Exculpation?
Welcome to the world of truly polite ways to say the worst. Euphemisms serve a greater purpose than merely keeping the ladies at a garden party from glaring at us over the top of their spectacles. A few mincing words can also keep lawyers at bay. This subtle art of the insult can exact revenge without fear of retribution. Very Nice Ways to Say Very Bad Things is also chock full of obscure facts about common terms. It will be impossible for readers to find a page that doesn't enlighten or delight.« less