IB English A: Language & Literature: Euphemisms

How are people, at times, manipulated through language? Have you ever noticed how politicians can make something sound nicer that it really is? They do this by using euphemism. We don"t tell people that a family member "died". We say they "passed away". Soldiers do not accidentally kill fellow soldiers. Instead we refer to "friendly fire". The world is full of euphemisms like these. What is the harm in using euphemisms?...

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