Puritan euphemisms

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Oct 24 23:53:09 UTC 2012

At 10/24/2012 12:49 PM, Charles C Doyle wrote:
>I wasn't thinking of American literature as distinct from British
>literature in earlier times--though, of course, American speech had
>already begun to differentiate itself.  But any verbal behavior
>specifically identifiable as "puritan" would perhaps have been
>similar on both sides of the pond.

I wondered, Jon, when you asked your question, and assumed you meant
American Puritans.


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