"When you're on their flowers, you're a snail. When they want to eat you, suddenly you're an escargot."
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"On Wall Street today, the stock market corrected its previous correction, and is pretty sure it's got it right this time."
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"Love it! 'People of smoke' instead of 'Smokers.' "
Tags:advertising, marketing, smoking, health, institutes, business, office, executives, smoker, smokers, euphemism, euphemisms, politically correct, political correctness, big tobacco, tobacco lobby, tobacco lobbies, tobacco lobbyist, tobacco lobbyists, carcinogens, carcinogenic, carcinogen, mankoff
"Your barn door is open."
Tags:slang, cowboy, cowboys, cow boy, cow boys, wild west, west, western, westerns, old west, wild wild west, horseback, horses, horse, pony, pony express, ye olde, modern, modern life, modernity, yehaw, cowboy hat, hat, 10 gallon hat, ten gallon hat, saloon, saloons, sheriff, sheriffs, deputy, deputies, shoot out, shoot-out, trick, tricks, fly's down, your fly is down, euphemism, zipper, zippers, gunfight, gun fight
"Here comes our first V.P., Mrs. Byers, now. Mrs. Byers is results-oriented."
Tags:results-oriented, jargon, business jargon, euphemism, euphemisms, jerk, jerks, taskmaster, taskmasters, task master, task masters, vice president, vice presidents, v.p., v.p.s, result, results, results-oriented, gobbledegook, threat, threatens, threatening, scare, scares, scary, frighten, frightens, frightening
"Anti-personnel land mines pose no threat to people, Colonel. Only to personnel."
Tags:land mine, land mines, anti-personnel, mine, mines, minefield, minefields, mine field, mine fields, military, military personnel, euphemism, euphemisms, language, language trick, language tricks, kill, kills, killing, killings, murder, murders, murdering, military man, military men, general, generals, commander, commanders, army, armies, officer, officers
"Don't you think after thirty years of marriage you could stop referring to me as 'the military'?"
Tags:military husband, military husbands, military general, military generals, husband, husbands, wife, wives, spouse, spouses, partner, partners, term of endearment, terms of endearment, married life, married lives, army, army man, army men, impersonal, dehumanising, dehumanizing, term, terms, terminology, euphemism, euphemisms
"Ted was severely edited as a child."
Tags:editing, edited, editted, editting, editor, editors, parent, parents, parenting, parental, mommy, mother, mothers, discipline, disciplined, disciplines, child, childhood, criticise, criticize, criticized, criticised, bad childhood, hard childhood, euphemism, euphemisms, metaphor, metaphors, insecure, insecurity, anxiety, anxious, problem, problems
"I'm a job creator - I never claimed to be a fair wage-and-benefits creator."
Tags:wage, wages, job creator, job creators, rich, riches, rich person, rich people, euphemism, euphemisms, fair wage, fair wages, benefits, offering benefits, executive, executives, business executive, business executives, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.o.s, chief executive, chief executives, elite, elites, wealthy elite, wealthy elites, trickle down economics, supply side economics, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism
"Meet Sally, the latest in my seemingly unending series of summer blockbusters."
Tags:summer blockbuster, summer blockbusters, trophy wife, trophy wives, young woman, young women, may-december, may-december romance, may-december romances, lust, lustful, euphemism, euphemisms, euphemistic, movie, movies, film, films, summer fling, summer flings, affair, affairs, fling, flings, date, dates, dating
"Two Rodent-Americans Pursed by a Feline-American."
Tags:cat, cats, mice, mouse, rodent, rodents, feline, felines, cat and mouse, political correctness, politically correct, political correctness gone mad, euphemism, euphemisms, discrimination, discriminating, overcautious, over caution, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, avoid offence, avoiding offence, marginalised group, marginalised groups, marginalized group, marginalized groups, racism, racist, sexism, sexist, racists, hyphen, hyphens, hyphenates, hyphenating, over hyphenation
"My book club is doing some really good noir, though I forget if it's pinot or grenache."
Tags:book, books, book club, book clubs, club, clubs, wine club, wine clubs, wine, wines, oenophile, oenophiles, oenophilia, wine lover, wine lovers, book lover, book lovers, pinot, pinot noir, grenache, grenache noir, married life, spouse, spouses, girls night out, noir, noir fiction, euphemism, euphemisms
"Ethnic cleansing. It's got a nice ring to it. Let's find out who's doing their P.R."
And Cain rose up against Abel and violated his civil rights.
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"If they say 'Rubensesque' in their profile, they mean they're a Botero."
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Netflix and chill?
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"He said he's socially liberal and fiscally conservative, but what he meant is that he sleeps around and is cheap."
Tags:conservative, conservatives, liberal, liberals, liberalism, capitalism, capitalist, sleeping around, , cheat, cheating, cheater, euphemism, euphemisms, cheaters, infidelity, two timing, two timer, two timers, extramarital, extramarital affair, extramarital affairs, affair, affairs, cheap, excuse, excuses, making excuses, adultery, adulterer, adulterers, unfaithful, unfaithfulness
"I never think of you, as, like, old, Jack. I think of you as, like, retro."
Tags:modern, modernity, modernize, modern world, modern life, middle age, middle-age, middle aged, middle-aged, mid life, midlife, mid-life, mid life crisis, midlife crisis, mid-life crisis, retro, out of fashion, old, older, age, ageing, aged, growing old, getting old, sugar daddy, mutton dressed as lamb, euphemism, euphemisms, implied, implication, flatter, flattery, golddigger, gold-digger, taking advantage, club, clubs, clubbing, date, dates, dated, word play, play on words, word-play
"It wasn't a lie, Senator, it was a larger truth."
Tags:lie, lies, lying, excuse, excuses, excusing, misrepresent, misrepresents, misrepresentation, misrepresentations, truth, truths, larger truth, larger truths, positive spin, positive spins, spin doctor, spin doctors, spin, spins, spinning, politician, politicians, euphemism, euphemisms, hearing, hearings, trial, trials
"Pamela, I'm out of euphemisms."
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"Look, I'd rather be free, too, but at least we're not in a zoo anymore."
Tags:animals, zoo, talking, language, clichés, communication, gorilla, gorillas, ape, apes, zoos, animal park, animal parks, euphemism, euphemisms, political correctness, politically correct, animal rights, animal rights activist, animal rights activists, animal rights activism, freedom, free, preference, preferences, mankoff
'Seizure of the Pepys Diaries'
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"I have some character-building news for you."
Tags:insensitive, insensitivity, fired, firing, getting fired, canned, can, canning, getting canned, getting the sack, sacking, sacked, laid off, laid-off, lay off, lay-off, lay offs, lay-offs, redundancy, made redundant, redundancies, downsizing, unemployed, unemployment, character building, character-building, euphemism, euphemisms, business speak, business jargon
"He claims he has you on video - how can I put this? - 'courting the gay vote.'"
Tags:demographic, demographics, scandal, scandals, scandalous, compromising video, compromising videos, october surprise, political campaign, political campaigns, in the closet, closeted, closet case, closet cases, vote, votes, voter, homosexual, gay, lgbt, lgbt community, reach out, reaches out, reaching out, euphemism, euphemisms, euphemistic, politician, politicians, political campaign, political campaigns, homophobia, homophobic