- n. Plural form of dysphemism.
“Some might call that mindless blather I suppose, but I really think it takes a certain kind of talent to compose 63-word forum comment almost completely out of nothing but dysphemisms, invective, hyperbole and punctuation.”
“You know, I don't really find "Breck Girl" or any of the childish dysphemisms some people like toss around to be particularly cute.”
“I don't believe I've ever seen that many dysphemisms crammed into that small a space before.”
“In fact, some terms, like "welfare" and "retarded," began life as liberal euphemisms and eventually became dysphemisms because people came to associate them with the realities they describe.”
“On death and taxes: In examining dysphemisms, I wrote: When did the inheritance tax (a pro-taxing term) become the estate tax (a neutral term)?”
“When you use dysphemisms ask one of your advisors what this word means you invite violence.”
“Further warning: Caveat Lector: Vulgar, profane, and obscene dysphemisms, which have been used for every part of speech and rhetorical form, have not been Bowdlerized nor expurgated from this site, to the undoubted dismay of purists and the evident enrichment of our mother-tongue; so immature or hypersensitive persons should refrain from perusing this indubitably eclectic and contingently egregious compendium.”
“Taking elements of what he has experimented with in the past-classic R&B, spoken word theatrics, jazz riffing, street corner dysphemisms-Myka has tossed it all together under the auspicious beat making of”
“It's just a lot of dysphemisms, usually poo related, to describe small hassles in games.”
“It's a common fate of dysphemisms, notes Harvard's Steven Pinker, commenting on the FCC case in the current issue of The Atlantic.”
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