Verboticism: Euphemeism

'Yes we can! Yes she can!'

DEFINITION: v. To adopt other people's words, phrases and linguistic stylings, and then try to make them your own by subtlety altering the syntax. n. A borrowed and butchered phrase

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Euphemeism

Created by: Rutilus

Pronunciation: You-for-me-isum

Sentence: Clarissa knew that she could always rely on her rivals' phrases to give her the inspiration to steal them and their thunder by turning them into her own euphemeisms.

Etymology: Combination of 'euphemism' + 'me'

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Comments: Euphemeism

Jabberwocky - 2008-04-25: 09:28:00
neat

Tigger - 2008-04-26: 13:20:00
Just teaphetwoism and twopheteaism, mepheyouism and euphemeism alone...