Euphemisms

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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Amy Griffin 18 August 2017 - 16:35

Hi, I can't open the link for the articles on euphemism and war - is anyone able to help please? Many thanks, Michelle

Tim Pruzinsky 20 August 2017 - 02:46

Hi Amy,

Thanks for pointing this out. I can't either. I'll look into on the back end of things. Do know that occasionally, links go dead to other sites and this might be the case here. I'll get back to you when I know more.

Best,
Tim


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