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  1. Are Political Euphemisms Good Or Bad For The People?

    A euphemism is a gentle word or expression for a harsh or offensive term.

  2. 13 Essential Literary Terms

  3. What “Occupy” Used To Mean May Make You Blush

    Recently, we looked up the etymology of the word occupy. We found an unexpected obsolete definition. The term occupy formerly meant something very different than its current common meaning. From the early 1500s to the 1800s, occupy was used to refer to sexual relations, as in “to occupy a woman” as defined in the Lexicon Balatronicum in 1811. When occupy was used in that sense, …