Euphemisms: Linguistic Transmutation

What are we even talking about? H. Armstrong Roberts/Retrofile/Getty

Sure, euphemisms allow us to talk about something unpleasant or taboo without actually invoking the dreaded word or words -- but what else is going on? In this episode of the Stuff to Blow your Mind podcast, Robert and Joe explore the linguistic power of euphemisms to alter and transform the tone or meaning of everyday communication.

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Topics in this Podcast: language