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Ever since I finished reading this book, I've noticed how much I use them and it's astounding!
It is a really interesting and easy read that makes you think about where some of our language has come from.
Laced with anecdotes, scholarly references and humor, EUPHEMANIA is an enlightening and enjoyable read.
The book was a fascinating tour of the world of euphemisms, but it did have its limits. It started out very strong, with a lot of insights that are not usually found in books of... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Dr. Robert B. Chamberlain
Well written and entertaining, I went through it very quickly indeed. Although there are no surprising revelations here I would recommend it to anybody who enjoys the English... Read morePublished 7 months ago by bbrio
I thought that by the time I reached sixty I had come across most of the euphemisms in our language. I was wrong. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Doug Erlandson
Thank heavens for euphemisms; they soften the harsh realities of daily existence. As Keyes deconstructs each euphemism, however, the words get grittier and uglier and..... Read morePublished 19 months ago by happy grandma
I have nothing against sex and although I haven't finished this book yet, 80% of the dicussion so far is about sexual euphemism. I expected a broader discussion.Published 22 months ago by Franklin D. McNish
It's interesting enough to hold the reader's interest, but not exactly spellbinding. I think the whole subject could have been covered equally well in a longish magazine article.Published 22 months ago by Pearlie May
I enjoyed reading this short history of euphemisms. It provided just enough information to keep me interested without going into too much background detail. Read morePublished on March 31, 2011 by pseudonym
Love this book - I actually bought two - one for me and I sent one to my daughter. It is a really interesting and easy read that makes you think about where some of our language... Read morePublished on March 19, 2011 by Liz