Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Word of the Day

Dysphemism: n : an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter" [ant: euphemism]

"Screw" Euphemisms - I need to start using these!

Plus it has 5 consonants in a row. Rather impressive.

(h/t: Can't remember which post, but it was in the comments at Volokh)

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