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Eufemismos

por milriscos, em 27.03.15

March 27 "Euphemisms"
For example:
~ garbage collector —> "sanitation engineer"
~ tax collection —> Internal Revenue Service
~ innocents killed / injured —> "collateral damage"
Usually euphemisms are made up of latinate words; they tend to sound pompously obscure, as indeed, they are intended to obscure something unpleasant, low-status, or offensive. Have fun with this one! Try concocting euphemisms for the following:
~candy for breakfast - morning kiss
~a defective tricycle -  
~a gas guzzler -  Bebedeira andante
~a ridiculously big bouffant hairdo - capacete blindado
~unemployed - entre vícios
~painted the wrong color - trocadilho visual
~a stolen election / ballot stuffing -  uma malcontagem
~excessive redtape - espeto
~a cover-up of heinous corruption - manta de lesados
~the dog peed on the carpet - 
~civil war - o derby da bandeira
~a failing grade - 
~tax evasion -
~a size too small - 
~this building could not withstand a minor tremor -  um edifício cosido com teia de aranha
~the living room is the size of a mop closet - caixa de fósforos 


When you've finished, circle your favorite one— and then, sometime today or tomorrow, use it in your writing (even it's just in an e-mail).

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