More euphemisms: "pervasive language"

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Sat Mar 17 13:29:10 UTC 2012

On 3/17/12 12:01 AM, Automatic digest processor wrote:
> Date:    Fri, 16 Mar 2012 18:58:38 -0400
> From:    Neal Whitman<nwhitman at AMERITECH.NET>
> Subject: Re: More euphemisms:  "pervasive language"
> Although this phrase is new to me, I take it to be the same semantic narrowing of "language" to mean "offensive or obscene language" as you get in movies that are rated PG for "mild language":
> Neal

Maybe. Or maybe "pervasive" is carrying that connotation.

---Amy West

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