Garonne (garonne) wrote in linguaphiles,

phonetically related milder versions of stronger swear words

Tags: euphemisms


May 30 2014, 19:29:44 UTC 7 months ago

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In Irish, one of the most common expletives is diabhal "devil" (often pronounced as if spelled dial). This has spawned the euphemisms diach (which historically means "fate, punishment"; also diabhach), riach (cf. riabhach "brindled"), fiach ("raven"), and fial ("veil").


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