WOTY candidate, euphemism division

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed May 13 17:55:20 UTC 2009

"lose one's paycheck" = 'get laid off/fired', as in a currently
airing car commercial for the Ford Advantage Plan

"If you lose your paycheck, we'll make your payments for up to 12 months"

Googling "if you lose your paycheck" will bring this up many times
over, including one from a responder who twote* back:  "Awesome! I'd
lose my paycheck every week!"


*the past tense of "tweet", attested by one of my Words students

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