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The art of the euphemism. In other words: "the substitution of a mild, indirect or vague term for one considered to be harsh, offensive, embarrassing or distressing." Quentin Crisp said euphemisms "are like secret agents on a delicate mission. They must airily pass by a stinking mess with barely so much a nod of the head." Featuring the gruesome story of Sweet Fanny Adams, the Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse and what 'Opportunity To Tidy' means to the Queen. A Somethin' Else Production.
The Dent Trio of words this week is:
Ugsome: a Viking word meaning to fear or dread something.
Apricity: the warmth of the sun on a winter's day.
Forswunk: exhausted from too much work.For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy