A Man About a Dog: Euphemisms And Other Examples of Verbal Squeamishness by Nigel Rees

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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 book goes in ruthless pursuit of the coy, the prudish, the squeamish, the obfuscatory, and the blatant reshaping of the truth. So whether you 'have to see a man about a dog' or just need to 'powder your nose,' this entertaining reference will show you how not to say what you mean. This 2008 Collins Paperback is in Very Good condition.

ISBN: 9780007214549 SKU: 980467 Note: Any image shown is from a stock photo and is not the actual book.