Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk
Overview
Rawson's Dictionary of Euphemisms and Other Doubletalk Hugh Rawson explains, in clear language, what it means when we talk of an unusual occurrence, a crew transfer container, or Montezuma's revenge. If you have ever been baffled by the expression culturally deprived, or want to know where the phrase deep-six comes from, then this book will certainly be of service.
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