Finally, light is shed on the ways in which discerning medieval literary critics anticipated significant modern sociolinguistic observations: the relations between euphemism, orthophemism, and dysphemism
, in addition to the incessant process of euphemism degradation.
Even celebrity chefs have become critics, with perhaps the prime example being Jamie Oliver, who once poured ammonia on beef trimmings in order to illustrate--in, I might add, a rather erroneous way--the production of Finely Textured Lean Beef, which is commonly known under its dysphemism
, "Pink Slime" ("Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution: Pink Slime," 2011).
is a pejorative rather than an ameliorative term.
20) Flamenco as an elected term for a musical and dance style may have been something between a euphemism and a dysphemism
, a lightly coded, deflective term.
Career politicians use this dysphemism
for a reason: You might vote for higher taxes to solve an ``affordable housing'' crisis, but you would never knowingly raise your own taxes so someone with a higher income can spend a smaller percentage of it on housing.
In this collection of papers from scholars working in these states and from those observing from elsewhere, contributors describe the deconstruction, evolution, and reconstruction of this significant region, including such subjects as the similarities between postcolonialism and postsovietism, postmodern horizons in Baltic culture, the transition of culture, the effects of change on literature, the history of nazi and soviet dysphemism
, cultural mimicry, perceptions of the self, national allegories, pain, postcolonial subjectivity, and the encounter with Europe.
The directness of AAVE gets expressed in "aggressiveness, candor, dysphemism
, negative criticism, upbraiding, conflict, abuse, insult, and obscenity--all frequently deployed in the context of consciously manipulated interpersonal drama.
If it is plain talk to call a spade a spade and a euphemism to call it a delving instrument, it is a dysphemism
to call it a bloody shovel.
My point is not to condemn the use of euphemism and dysphemism
, to decry schadenfreude, or to take up the cudgels with Rush Limbaugh concerning political correctness.
They were students, but they were also the masters of the school, because the lectures, and especially the professors who delivered them, were treated as an enemy or "stinking ninth" (a Chinese dysphemism
for intellectuals during the Revolution--especially Confucian scholars).
, lying, addad words, double entendres, and a variety of tropes).
These include references to the element boset as a dysphemism
in biblical names (pp.