"Can’t help laughing out loud reading the euphemistic expressions [included in the book.] Much appreciated."
From Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonvich (December 2015)
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Euphemistic Political and Personal Expressions in American English.
Euphemisms have always been a civil, sometimes humorous, way to blunt the truth and make the inevitable more palatable, but U.S. politicians, lobbyists, and civil servants have tended to use euphemisms to mask the reality of government actions and policies to shield themselves and their patrons from a divided and distrustful electorate who have come to doubt that their government is any longer of, by and for the people. Just Sayin’ looks at some 100 popular euphemistic phrases to understand how they are often used, the reality of the meaning of the phrase, and the background behind their usage.
"I was delighted to get a copy of your latest book, designed to introduce new citizens and others to the real meaning of expressions used in the unique American political world. I am sure it will be enlightening for them, especially, if a new Republican President does not get elected and close our borders."
Former Congressman Henry Waxman of California. (January 2015)
"This is a fun book to read. Easy to pick up and set down when you have only a few minutes to spare. I particularly liked the background speculation on how each euphemism arose". GM
"I am so impressed with the invitation to give appropriate credit and a free book to anyone contributing a favorite political euphemism for the next edition". MD
"If euphemisms mask straightforward words that are too harsh, too hurtful, too blunt, too embarrassing, too direct, too open or too private, then this book is the opposite. It pulls no punches". MH
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