Political dysphemisms

Julia Achenbach julia.achenbach at UNI-OLDENBURG.DE
Sun Aug 16 16:12:58 UTC 2009

Dear Mark,

I would suggest that you browse through political speeches. They are full
of dysphemisms (and of course numerous other stylistic devices). And
thanks to the election not being too long ago, there are still a tone of
them on the internet.
I could also go and check my notes of last semester, because I took a
class on linguistic aspects of political speeches. I might have a 'list'
of some dysphemisms.



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[allegedly] Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790)

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