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2008 | 29 | 109-118
Article title

EUPHEMISTIC NAMES OF PROFESSIONS IN ENGLISH AND POLISH

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Abstracts
EN
One reaches for euphemism whenever s/he wants to avoid unpleasant word or topic. This is our shield against everything that is, in our view, bad and may hurt our interlocutor or us. We just try to improve imperfect world around us. Hence it is not surprising that our grey professional life should be coloured a little. The best way to do it, without going on strike, is to create unusual names for our professions. This paper focuses on euphemistic names of professions in English and Polish giving some interesting examples and showing ways of coining them.
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Volume
29
Pages
109-118
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Document type
ARTICLE
Contributors
  • Adriana Luczkowska, Uniwersytet Slaski w Katowicach, ul. Bankowa 12, 40-007 Katowice, Poland
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09PLAAAA064510
YADDA identifier
bwmeta1.element.1e90b236-fc03-3a6f-b1f7-3332e4074cd6
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