How many layers of obfuscation on the average euphemism?

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Tue Mar 13 23:53:07 UTC 2012

On 3/13/2012 6:31 PM, Jonathan Lighter wrote:

> John, are you suggesting that Jim's distinctions are merely
> rationalizations?
> Even if "fire" is not a legal or technical term in the strict sense (i.e.,
> having a professionally limited and recognized definition), the
> distinctions he mentions seem real enough.

I'm saying there is a drifting over time and maybe a regional cant.

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