Jan 30, 2017

Before I Wake: Euphemism


It's important that we be all polite to each other. For this reason, there are many polite ways to talk about impolite topics.

Match the euphemisms with the real message transmitted.

1 - He's light-fingered

2 - She's been doing time

3 - I'm just going to powder my nose

4 - Down and out / A down-and-out

5 - She's in the family way

6 - She had a baby

7 - He made an honest woman of her

(   ) she has been in prison.

(   ) she gave birth to a new child.

(   ) the person is a thief / steals things.

(   ) a polite phrase that some people use to say that they are going to the toilet.

(   ) 'Down and out' is an adjective but 'a down-and-out' is a noun that describes a person who is homeless.

(   )  a man has married a woman.

(   ) means pregnant. Other euphemisms include 'she's expecting a baby' and 'she has a bun in the oven'.

2 - 6 - 1 - 3 - 4 - 7 - 5

Watch the movie segment and decide:

What is the euphemism used?

What is the real message given?


Euphemism: He's in heaven.
Real meaning: he is dead.



Unknown said...

Very cool activities...great to gear an extended assignment on..or watch segments in class then assign ...Love it!

Unknown said...

Very cool assignments. Loving the movie segment links and answer keys.
Thank you!

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