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In some cases, this is true, but in many it is simply a euphemistic way of saying 'I have to go back to work in order to retain the lifestyle to which I've become accustomed', which is not the same thing at all.
They may cleverly avoid labeling them rate increases, offering instead a euphemistic title such as the ``trust transfer amount'' on current utility bills that effectively offsets the so-called 10 percent rate reduction that went into effect with deregulation.
Writing in a national newspaper earlier this week Mr Prosor said: "Britain has become a hotbed for radical anti-Israeli views and a haven for disingenuous calls for a 'one-state solution' - a euphemistic name for a movement advocating Israel's destruction.
Birmingham issued a euphemistic statement saying that the player would remain at St Andrew's until the end of the season 'subject to personal circumstances'.
And artificial fertilizers - made in huge furnaces that pull nitrogen out of the air and combine it with oxygen to make the nitrate and urea fertilizers that give farmers such phenomenal yields - can be replaced with what winds up at the Hyperion sewage treatment plant and is marketed at every Los Angeles nursery under a variety of euphemistic labels.
The whole process of routine interaction demands a courteous covering of euphemistic gloss.
Alarm bells should clang at those euphemistic words.
SIR - Nearly every newspaper you pick up nowadays will carry a story about 'global warming' or 'climate change' but isn't it time we stopped using these comforting, complacent and neutral euphemistic terms?
The suggestion that the Grand could be 'gracefully replaced' by a modern building is delightfully euphemistic.
His book is a cross between an official military history and a speech one might hear at an annual gathering of some brotherhood of veterans, scrupulously attentive to operational details, blunt and euphemistic at the same time (``I dealt him a solid torso burst and he went down.
There were other concoctions with equally euphemistic names: Mrs Wilkinson's Soothing Syrup, Infants' Quietness, Mother's Helper or (grandest of them all) Atkinson's Royal Infants' Preservative.
But in truth, far from making fun of the practice, all of us, whether we are liberal or conservative, should be extremely concerned when language is used to promote an agenda in a manner that is grossly deceptive, evasive, euphemistic, confusing or self-contradictory - especially when it has pernicious social or political consequences, and especially when it is directed at unsuspecting children in the guise of ``education.