Monday, February 7, 2011

Our 'Love Affair' With Euphemisms - All Things Considered

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February 7, 2011
In Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms, author Ralph Keyes explores the power of words and our power over them. Keyes tells host Robert Siegel he's always been interested in the intersection of language and culture, and how the way people talk reflects changes in society. Nothing, he says, does that more than euphemisms.

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Giulia De Dominicis said...

Hi! Your blog has been nominated for our Top 100 Language Lovers 2011 competition.
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Giulia - On behalf of the and Lexiophiles team