Miranda González is back with another lesson in her series about English grammar.
You’ve probably heard this old English proverb: “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” It’s pretty good advice, I’d say. There have been times when I’ve said something rude and realized later that I should have kept my mouth shut. However, while it’s great to be a positive person, we can’t simply ignore everything negative around us. There will be occasions when we have to talk about things that aren’t very pleasant, and that’s where euphemisms come in.
A euphemism is a kinder word or phrase that you substitute for one that is unpleasant or offensive. For example, while you normally wouldn’t… read more