Before I Wake: Euphemism

Euphemism:

It’s important that we be all polite to each other. For this reason, there are many polite ways to talk about impolite topics.
Match the euphemisms with the real message transmitted.

1 – He’s light-fingered

2 – She’s been doing time

3 – I’m just going to powder my nose

4 – Down and out / A down-and-out

5 – She’s in the family way

6 – She had a baby

7 – He made an honest woman of her

(   ) she has been in prison.

(   ) she gave birth to a new child.

(   ) the person is a thief / steals things.

(   ) a polite phrase that some people use to say that they are going to the toilet.

(   ) ‘Down and out’ is an adjective but ‘a down-and-out’ is a noun that describes a person who is homeless.

(   )  a man has married a woman.

(   ) means pregnant. Other euphemisms include ‘she’s expecting a baby’ and ‘she has a bun in the oven’.

KEY: 
2 – 6 – 1 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 5

Watch the movie segment and decide:

What is the euphemism used?

What is the real message given?

KEY –

Euphemism: He’s in heaven.
Real meaning: he is dead.

WORKSHEET


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