Presentation on theme: "Is a substitution for an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver, using instead an agreeable or less offensive expression,"— Presentation transcript:
is a substitution for an expression that may offend or suggest something unpleasant to the receiver, using instead an agreeable or less offensive expression, or to make it less troublesome for the speaker. Shake Your Euphemism Euphemisms
Some examples of Euphemisms pre-owned car - used car/second-hand car restroom (US English) - toilet to pass on - to die friendly fire - being fired upon by your own side in battle enhanced interrogation technique - torture the big C - cancer
Euphemisms in the Giver With a partner, begin to write down some euphemisms used by Lois Lowry in The Giver. EUPHEMISMS What does Jonas’s community really mean by the following words: 1. Release (page 2): 2. Feelings (page 4) 3. Animals (page 5) 4. Nurturer (page 7)
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