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Euphemism. An inoffensive expression that is used in place of one that is considered harsh or blunt. Connotation . The suggested or implied meaning or emotion associated with a word – beyond its literal definition. Denotation. The exact, literal meaning of a word. Politically Correct.

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euphemism

Euphemism

An inoffensive expression that is used in place of one that is considered harsh or blunt

connotation
Connotation

The suggested or implied meaning or emotion associated with a word – beyond its literal definition

denotation
Denotation

The exact, literal meaning of a word

politically correct
Politically Correct

conforming to a belief that language and practices which could offend political sensibilities should be eliminated

What does this mean?

special treatment

Special Treatment

Sonderbehandlung

evacuation

Evacuation

Aussiedlung

resettlement

Resettlement

Umsiedlung

treated appropriately

Treated Appropriately

EntsprechendBehandelt

bath houses

Bath Houses

Badeanstalten

exterminated liquidated finished

ExterminatedLiquidatedFinished

Ausgemerzt, liquidiert, erledigt

in good company 2004

Dan Foreman: Guys, I feel very terrible about what I'm about to say. But I'm afraid you're both being let go.

  • Lou: Let go? What does that mean?
  • Dan Foreman: It means you're being fired, Louie.
(In Good Company, 2004)