obzor_inolit (obzor_inolit) wrote in linguaphiles,
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a list of British euphemisms

From the blog JOHNSTON in The Economist (it doesn't give the author's name)

"A FRIEND of mine was recently told by his boss that his position at work was "unassailable": in British office-speak that is a severe warning which has sent him hastily looking for a new job. It reminded me of a guide I came across a few years ago, which aimed to help plain-speaking Dutch executives make sense of their English colleagues. Here's an updated and amplified version..."

Full text and readers' comments http://www.economist.com/node/21518456
Tags: cultural perceptions, english
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