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Mother Of The Gods And The Father Of The Gael
There is no surviving, or as yet translated, Creation story within Irish mythology. We learn from the Lebor Gabala Erenn, a text from the Christian Middle Ages, of the Tuatha De Danann, or "People of the Goddess Danu", who came to Ireland either...
Deities & Heros >> Celtic, Welsh, Irish & Brittish
From Agape to Praxis: The Fourfold Nature of Love
It is said that one can tell what a culture knows best by counting the number of words their language uses to describe a concept. Eskimos have many words for snow and the classical Greeks had many words for love. I have isolated four Greek words that I feel...
Body Mysteries >> Sexuality

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What Is a Euphemism?
A euphemism is a word or series of words which replaces sad, unpleasant or shocking ideas with softer and nicer expressions.
A euphemism is an expression intended by the speaker to be less
The Linguistics of Euphemism: A Diachronic Study of Euphemism
FOCUS Mini Grant Abstracts Dr. Elizabeth Hatmaker Euphemism
Euphemism – Illinois State University's on-line literary magazine/creative writing club. Title: Euphemism's Day of Creative Writing.
EUPHEMISMS. 1. Define the term euphemism.

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MTV VMAs 2011: Justin Bieber and Johnson the snake tease Selena Gomez
No, that's not some weird, creepy euphemism. That's really the snake's name. With a very special tribute to Britney Spears scheduled for the big awards show, we're guessing that Bieber wanted to throw in his own nod to the queen of pop.
Let's put the meaning back in politics
If you believe this is good policy, you shouldn't need to cloud it in euphemism. Community. A word with several bogus meanings.
Column: Michele Bachmann's politics unreasonable, hypocritical
Unfortunately, defending the institution of marriage is just a shallow euphemism for denying the basic human right to wed two homosexual people solely because they are homosexual.
Tiki-taka: Alan Tate's leg-break adds to gallery of freak injuries
Photograph: Nigel French/PA Swansea City's Alan Tate managed to break his leg in a "bizarre golfing accident", which sounds like a euphemism for one of Tiger Woods's scrapes.
Colonial League 2011 football preview
"Experts," in this case is a euphemism for sportswriters, some of whom couldn't tell a crackback block from a Cracker Jack box. But last season, Northern Lehigh was ordained as the team to beat.

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Euphemism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Euphemism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
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euphemism - definition and examples of euphemisms
Substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensively explicit.
The Always Amusing Euphemism Generator
Generates euphemisms for rude acts as yet undiscovered by humankind.

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