There is so much about language to love. The way we tinker with it at times. The way we incorporate words from other languages into our own. Idioms, or words that seem to evolve in meaning over time, or become obsolete only to come back into usage 80 to 100 years later.
Euphemisms are another interesting part of language. Oxford dictionary defines a euphemism as a noun that is a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing. An example could be "downsizing" in place of "cuts."
LANGUAGE NERDS, a .com site that from time to time gives us interesting language usage references has offered us a list of euphemisms for the word "period." You ask, what could be embarrassing about the end of a sentence? Well, that's not the period in question.
So from around the world I offer you some examples of how people the world over deal with discussing this unmentionable in their language.
The English are an interesting sort, the sometimes resort to one of the following:
Let us know your choice for the best universal Euphemism in the comments below.
Source: Thank you to LanguageNerds.com the source of the ever important information.
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Michael Allyn Wells - notes & musings