May 29, 2008

“You say liar; I say poet.”

composure bench
mirdle
crate training
occasion
faulty male introspection
collaborative thought leadership
federal building
intense greeting interaction

These are just a few of the handy terms you can learn from Buckle up your mirdle! Euphemisms from heck by Mark Peters, who’s guestblogging over at OUPblog.

comments

  1. Sheila Ryan on May 29th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    A euphemism to make you laugh or weep, courtesy of Jon: the Metropolitan Correctional Center (Chicago, Illinois). An administrative facility designed to house Federal prisoners of all security levels, including both male and female offenders appearing before Federal courts in the Northern District of Illinois. Read carefully now. Appearing before Federal courts. That’s people awaiting or undergoing trial. Which might prompt the question, “Wherefore ‘Correctional’?”