Euphemisms basically boil down to public relations. Useful in maneuvering tricky relationships, breaking bad news and winning in politics. Euphemisms can also be quite useful in parenting.
"to pass away" = to die
"in a happier place" = dead
"to let go" = to fire
"to intervene" = to drop bombs and engage in warfare
writercize: Create your own, never before seen, euphemism for one of the following:
- job loss
Write it out, then use in a sentence.
Essentially, I challenge you to make what could be a depressing post into something that sounds calm and lovely. Go on - euphemize away! (Yes, "euphemize" is a made up word.)
Click "read more" for writercizer sample response.
job loss = "extra free time"
Jonathon plastered on a forced smile as he unlocked the front door.
"Well Sally, start the to do list - I've got some extra free time in my schedule and you might as well put me to work."