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.