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A Man About a Dog: Euphemisms and Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness

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Quentin Crisp once quipped that"euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne." This leading commentator on the English language has ranged far and wide to collect and comment upon 2,467 examples of euphemistic phrases—those expressions that so inventively display the art of mincing words. From the politically correct to the highly incorrect,this bookgoes in ...more
Paperback, 400 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by HarperCollins UK (first published October 1st 2006)
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I love everything that makes speech more interesting. And what could be more fun then euphemisms? This book explains a lot of them and can function as a reference guide in the future.
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Nigel Rees is an English author and presenter, best known for devising and hosting the Radio 4 long running panel game Quote... Unquote (since 1976) and as the author of more than fifty books – reference, humour and fiction.

He went to the Merchant Taylors' School, Crosby, and then took a degree in English at New College, Oxford (where he was a Trevelyan Scholar and took a leading role in the Oxfor
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