Euphemisms in language | Unravel Magazine
The linguistic and cultural phenomenon known as a euphemism is one familiar to many English speakers as a polite or indirect way of expressing a taboo topic.. Euphemisms are linguistic devices which occur in everyday social interactions across the world. They are used mostly as an alleviative strategy to soften or neutralise unpleasant expressions and concepts, replacing them with an alternative, more neutral wording or phrasing in order to remain polite and potentially save the speaker or hearer from embarrassment.