Fun With Euphemisms

United States
March 12, 2009 4:46pm CST
Euphemisms are little phrases we use to make things sound not as bad or embarrassing as they really are. Some of my favorites include: I am not fat, I am famine resistant. I am not short, I am vertically challenged. He's not bald, he's aerodynamic. Here's a website with a whole bunch more that you may find amusing: http://www.inherentlyfunny.com/cat-35-funny_euphemisms.html Do you have some favorite euphemisms? What are they?
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• United States
15 Mar 09
I'm not lazy, I practice an 'economy of motion'.
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• United States
15 Mar 09
Good one!
• United States
15 Mar 09
and I'm sure everyone knows what 'prairie dogging' is.
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• United States
15 Mar 09
Nope, never heard of that one! Maybe becasue here in the swamps of NY we don't have prairie dogs, we have groundhogs.
@PrarieStyle (2495)
• United States
15 Mar 09
I got a million of them. When I don't have a good excuse I just use "I don't have an excuse" for my excuse. It usually gets a chuckle at least. Or, sometimes I'll ask if they want the "truth", or "the big lie I thought up", when I'm in trouble or did or did something I should or shouldn't have. He's not fat, he's pleasantly plump.
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• United States
15 Mar 09
When found in a situation that may require some sort of excuse, I like what Homer Simpson says, "I'm not going to lie to you" and then walk away without saying a thing more. LOL
@Wizzywig (7860)
13 Mar 09
Well, I'm a recycled teenager ... there are several that refer to assorted bodily functions such as 'dropping the kids off at the pool' and going to 'see a man about a dog' but, most of the time I'd be one for calling a spade a ****ing shovel!
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• United States
13 Mar 09
I like the recycled teenager one! I also like people who will call a spade a ****ing shovel!