American English is in a constant state of flux with the over use and sometime totally ridiculous use of Euphemisms.
Here’s one I just have to scratch my head at, written and recently published by Reuters News Agency regarding the CIA…. “Physically Stressful Interrogation Techniques”.
So, you’re asking yourself what does that mean?
First let’s review what is a Euphemism from Wikipedia; “A euphemism is a generally innocuous word or expression used in place of one that may be found offensive or suggest something unpleasant”.
And now to answer your question…TORTURE
George Carlin – Euphemisms
Published on Dec 29, 2012
In the age when torture has become “enhanced interrogation techniques”; when the rich are “job creators”; when murdered children are “collateral damage”; it is good to remember these brilliant words from the late, great, George Carlin.