I learned something useful.Something called Euphemism.A language tool so often used,yet so distinctly unrecognizable.Our community loves to use it in abundance especially when it comes to describing their quality of life.
A euphemism is the substitution of an agreeable or less offensive expression in place of one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the listener; or in the case of doublespeak, to make it less troublesome for the speaker. It also may be a substitution of a description of something or someone rather than the name, to avoid revealing secret, holy, or sacred names to the uninitiated, or to obscure the identity of the subject of a conversation from potential eavesdroppers. Some euphemisms are intended to be funny.
Consider these examples:
Janitor : Sanitary Engineer, Maintenance Executive, Product Management Supervisor
Clerk : Administration Executive, Personal Assistant, Secretary
Accounts Clerk : Pre Audit Executive, Accountant, Auditing Executive
Security Guard : Safety Officer, Legal Enforcer, Security Executive
…and many others,in the context of careers.
…to meet the Creator
…having lived a full life
…at his breath’s end
…ascending his ancestral home
…came to a full circle
How to use Euphemism with a sexual innuendo?
End every sentence with,”…if you know what I mean!”,or,”…I’m sure you get what I’m driving at!”.
Example…”Well,that was a hot and sweaty day Lisa…if you know what I mean!”
or,”I sure can use some love in this room…if you know what I mean.”
It’s an interesting language tool I’m gonna try to use at every opportunity.(if you know what I mean)
My probable favorites,
“That was a good goal!” – Even a blind man could have scored that
“You did well to get at the end of the pass.”-Just in case you didn’t notice,I was the one who passed the ball
“We can do better in the next game!”-Even the women’s team would have thrashed you today
“Hard luck guys”-You are all just crap
“You are in touch with your emotional facet.”-Sensitive loser
“You have the capacity to grasp things over time.”-Slow idiot
“You will flourish in life if given time.”-Hopeless fool
“You can make a difference.”-Try harder,dimwit
“I would love to have you around.”-When I’m bored,I’ll call you
“You are different from other men/women.”-Freaking insecure aren’t you
“We are better off as friends.”-I cannot imagine waking up beside you
“You will find the right one.”-Only God can help you now
“You made the difference.”-That’s just formal credit
Gosh.I love Euphemisms.
ps:Thank you Rachit for introducing me to the world of Euphemisms.Up next…sarcasms.(if you know what I mean!)