'Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.'(Quentin Crisp). In his latest book, Nigel Rees, one of Britain's foremost commentators on English, has collected and explained 2467 examples of verbal perfume.
Fascinating, lively and endless fun, 'A Man About A Dog' is a must for anyone captivated by language and our ability to abuse it. Examples include:
• 'Discussing Ugandan affairs'
• 'Ambulance chaser'
• 'Hygienically challenged'
Nigel Rees is one of the best-known language writers and presenters in the UK. His 'Quote…Unquote' radio programme has been running for nearly thirty years.
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A Man About a Dog: Euphemisms And Other Examples of Verbal SqueamishnessFrom the Back Cover:
Here are 2467 examples of verbal perfume. Nigel Rees, one of Britain's best-known commentators on popular language, has ranged far and wide to collect and comment on this huge selection of euphemisms - those expressions which so inventively display the art of mincing words and white resolutely avoid calling a spade a spade.
From the politically correct to the highly incorrect, A Man About a Dog goes in ruthless pursuit of the coy, the prudish, the obfuscatory and blatant reshaping of the truth. So, whether you wish to 'discuss Ugandan affairs' with someone, or have issues with your 'ambient replenishment assistant' when you go shopping or need to work on your 'terminological inexactitude' when you ring in sick to work, this wonderful book with guide, illuminate and entertain along the way.
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