14 October 2009

Is that a euphemism?

Euphemism: (n) the substitution of an agreeable or inoffensive expression for one that may offend or suggest something unpleasant.

Spotted in student writing this week -

"Bella walked down the stairs during her wedding. They cut the cake, left on the honeymoon, and sailed to the island called Isle Esme, and yeah. . . Bella got hurt. (Edward) made her breakfast."


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