Euphemisms II

It's not just abortion where these euphemisms bug me either. I think it is sometimes OK to euthanize your pet, but... you did not "put the dog to sleep."

It ain't sleeping, it's dead.

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  1. This reminds me of the funniest moment in The Trouble with Harry:

    during Captain Wiles’ little afternoon snack of blueberry muffins with Miss Gravely, when he asks her how her husband died, adding that he hopes it was a peaceful death. Miss Gravely responds calmly, “He was caught in a threshing machine.”

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