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Fair of speech : the uses of euphemism

Author: D J Enright
Publisher: Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985.
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Fair of speech.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)567805949
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Fair of speech.
Oxford [Oxfordshire] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1985
(OCoLC)609874609
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D J Enright
ISBN: 0192122363 9780192122360
OCLC Number: 11623285
Description: vi, 222 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Mother or maid? An introduction / D.J. Enright --
An outline history of euphemisms in English / Robert Burchfield --
Euphemisms in Greece and Rome / Jasper Griffin --
Soft soap and the nitty-gritty / Robert M. Adams --
Sex and euphemism / Joseph Epstein --
Euphemism and argot in France / Richard Cobb --
Euphemisms and children / Catherine Storr --
In the office / Jeremy Lewis --
Elizabeth Bennet's fine eyes / Patricia Beer --
Euphemisms and the media / Derwent May --
The law / David Pannick --
Do doctors mean what they say? / Diane Johnson and John F. Murray --
The religious speak-easy / Peter Mullen --
Politics / Simon Hoggart --
The state / Robert Nisbet --
Intimations of mortality / John Gross.
Responsibility: edited by D.J. Enright.
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