Webster defines the word euphemism as follows: The act or an example of substituting a mild, indirect, or vague term for one considered harsh, blunt, or offensive. The following phrases were not meant to be euphemisms – but they certainly seem that way!
- Do you mind if I put my bike in your trunk?
- Where would you like me to put these bags?
- I’m waiting for her to batter-dip the corn dog.
- I’m going to clean out the honey pot.
- He was banging at the back door.
- I was rearranging my basement.
- I love me some pulled pork!
- These curly fries are salty.
- Put that meat in the freezer.
- He spilled his juice all over her carpet.
- I can’t wait to rest my head on those cushions.
- Only members are allowed.
- I can’t wait to see what’s in the box!
- Slow down – you’re going to break your joystick.
For more fun with euphemisms – check out Euphemania: Our Love Affair with Euphemisms