TEDX talk Kate Burridge

http://tedxsydney.com/site/item.cfm?item=2BA9E2FFC290F6C973DB28762AEA9CDC

In an entertaining analysis with colourful examples from the English language, Kate Burridge talks about what we’d rather NOT talk about: euphemism. Words that shield us against what’s embarrassing, what’s feared, and what’s disliked. She explains how euphemisms are created, how they wear out, and why, ultimately, they make our lives easier.

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