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Euphemisms . The word euphemism is derived from the Greek word euphemos , meaning “to use a good word for an evil or unfavorable word.” The Greek prefix eu means “good,” and phemi means “speak.” . Euphemism . Passed Away Between jobs Put Down A bun in the oven Au Natural

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The word euphemism

is derived from the Greek word euphemos,

meaning “to use a good word

for an evil or unfavorable word.”

The Greek prefix

eu means “good,”

and

phemi means “speak.”

Euphemism

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Passed Away

Between jobs

Put Down

A bun in the oven

Au Natural

Batting for the other side

Correctional Facility

Common Euphemisms

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Passed Away

Died

Between jobs

Unemployed

Put Down

Animal Died

A bun in the oven

Pregnant

Au Natural

Naked

Batting for the other side

Homosexual

Correctional Facility

Prison

Common Euphemisms

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“Hey Mauricio” Fredy yelled across the crowded hallway.

“What’s up, Fredy” Mauricio gloomily replied.

“You alright?”

“No, my dad is between jobs.”

“Huh. Which jobs is he between?”

Dialogue without knowledge of Euphemisms

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“Hey Mauricio” Fredy yelled across the crowded hallway.

“What’s up, Fredy” Mauricio gloomily replied.

“You alright?”

“No, my dad is between jobs.”

“I’m sorry to hear that, man.”

Dialogue without knowledge of Euphemisms