A Euphemism is the substitution of a mild, indirect or vague term for one to be considered harsh, blunt or offensive.
This is sometimes called double speak.
You aren't poor you are economically disadvantaged.
You aren't broke you have temporary negative cash flow problems.
Just as you sit down to dinner, drat! the blessed phone goes, it's a call from a poltical party wanting to know which way you're going to vote.
This is known as a courtesy call, only courtesy has little to do with it .....it's just 'Effing' annoying. (apologies for the Ef )but it does begin with 'E'.
If you say you were 'Economical with truth', well that means you've just told a whopper!
Remember Pinocchio ?
He was a little boy puppet who turned into a real boy. However he was told by the Blue Fairy that he was to be truthful, polite and honest at all time....so she cast a spell upon him, so if at any time he told a lie his nose would grow.....
Needless to say, he did get himself into spots of bother and subsequently his nose did grow, as you can see by the illustration, rather large.
If only the Blue Fairy could cast the same spell on all polticians, now that would be fun !
Cartoon by courtesy of The US News.
Note to my American friends: Pay special attention to Trump's nose over the coming weeks, the Blue Fairy is hovering.
I'm quite Exhausted now so I will sign out now, looking forward to reading some Excellent memes when good old linky kicks in later