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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Nicer Way of Saying

In my upbringing it was emphasized to say things nicely, and so was born my compulsion to be precise with language. You don't say "binge," you say "repeatedly indulge." You don't say "purge," well, actually you do say "purge," although you might follow it with "food demons." Huh. Society got that one right, er, wrong?

Here is today's puzzle:

__________ is a nicer way of saying ____________.

This is my solution, unrelated to bulimia, I mean, that's a serious issue for some people:

"Everything" is a nicer way of saying "Nothing."

As in, "No, I disagree. You've got everything to live for."

It all depends on your life philosophy I guess.
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6 Comments:

Blogger Lora said...

oh man, I had a really good one of these the other day with my kid. I thought of you and was going to email it to you but then I forgot and now it's too late. I'm going to think on this all day.

7:28 AM  
Blogger KoZ said...

Muss is a nicer way of saying mess; to me anyhow. And also, to me, a more fun way of saying it. Muss. Now you try it.

Cacophony is a nicer way of saying noise.

As in, "The cacophony of the streets; the cars, sirens, the wind, hobo chatter, the rolling of suitcases on their way to airports and train stations, can be music to one's ears when one's mood allows it to be."

10:19 AM  
Blogger jorg wobblington lopez said...

Skinny is a nicer way of saying deserted on a life raft in the middle of the ocean.

1:40 PM  
Blogger sybil law said...

Screwed is a nicer way of saying "fucked", as in...
Yeah - I might not be very good at this. :)

2:11 PM  
Blogger Rassles said...

Drunk is a nicer way of saying whore.

4:10 PM  
Blogger JMH said...

Audience participation! How 'bout it!

Lora - I'll just go ahead and laugh.

Koz - That OTPHJ made me muss my P?

jorg - Old Navy should totally sell deserted on a life raft in the middle of the ocean jeans.

sybil - Complete your sentences.

Rassles - Today I have whore two glasses of wine.

11:30 PM  

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