Monday, November 29, 2010

How did die become kick the bucket, underwear become unmentionables,
and having an affair become hiking the Appalachian trail? Originally
used to avoid blasphemy, honor taboos, and make nice, euphemisms have
become embedded in the fabric of our language. EUPHEMANIA traces the
origins of euphemisms from a tool of the church to a form of gentility
to today's instrument of commercial, political, and postmodern

As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, EUPHEMANIA is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power
of words and our power over them.

Here is a link for a Quiz for fun quiz about euphemisms

Thanks to Hachette Publishing I have 2 copies of this book to giveaway. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada, NO P.O. Boxes. This giveaway will start today, Monday, November 29th and I will use a randomizer and pull the winner on Monday, December 13th . The winner will have 48 hrs from being contacted to send me their mailing info if they fail to do so I will pull another winner. To enter you must be a follower of my blog, leave your email address. If you do not your entry will be deleted. To receive extra entries you can do the following . . . 1. if you are already follower of this blog say so in your original comment; DO NOT LEAVE AN ADDITONAL COMMENT. 2. If you are a NEW follower leave an additional comment. 3. Tweet about this on twitter, and leave an additional comment with the link. 4. Blog about this giveaway and leave the link. GOOD LUCK!!!!


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Cool giveaway. I follow :)


Old GFC follower.

littleone AT shaw DOT ca

This sounds interesting.

I am a GFC follower

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Follower via GFC
vinter at warwick dot net

Having an affair became "hiking the Appalachian trail" - that's a new one for me. I'd love to read Euphemania. Thanks for giveaway!

I'd love to enter. I'm a follower.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

I would love the chance to read this. It sounds interesting.

I follow.

Thanks! :0)
librarygrinch at gmail dot com

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