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The Fallacy of Euphemisms

Discussion in 'Smogon's Greatest Hits' started by Orwell, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. daksunt

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    Well I think that in the end you curse that person. Matters for me but in general people are not much effected from euphemised(i dont think there is a word like this just made up lol) words. Whether it mentions about the same word, people are differently effected, euphemism somehow doesnt iritate people as curses would. Thats why I dont consider it being unethical.
  2. Carl

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    This thread reminds me of that orbit gum commercial advertising if you have a dirty mouth to clean it up by chewing the gum. Obviously you can't say a bunch of swear words on TV so they use a crapload of euphemisms.

    "Who are you calling a cootie queen, you lint licker!?"

    I don't really use euphemisms ever and kind of like chaos said earlier I have different "modes" of speaking. If I'm around family or teachers or something I'm very controlled but if I'm around friends I have quite the potty mouth!
  3. dishwasher

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    i said a bad word and then daddy hit mommy at the dinner table


    "bad words" are no different than "good words"
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