Reviewed by: FC Etier Published: February 27, 2011 at 11:43 am “You son-of-a-bitch!” like many exclamations takes on a different meaning with different voice inflections and in different contexts. Remember the old story of the preacher who was mad but wouldn’t curse, so he told his adversary, “When you get home, I hope your mother …
Once during a dinner party, British statesman Winston Churchill asked the server for a breast of chicken. A woman sitting next to Churchill scolded him for uttering the vulgar word “breast.” Churchill wondered how he should have phrased the request to the server. “White meat,” came the reply. The next day, Churchill sent the woman …
NPR’s writeup of Euphemania and audio of Ralph’s Talk of the Nation appearance can be accessed by clicking on the link.
VOA‘s program on euphemisms that features an interview with Ralph can be accessed by clicking on the link. Listen: [audio:https://ralphkeyes.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/VOA-10-12-22euphemisms.mp3|titles=VOA 10-12-22euphemisms]
Ralph’s interview with radio host Sean Moncrieff of Dublin, Ireland can be heard by clicking here: Euphemisms
Hear Ralph on this KPCC show in Los Angeles by clicking on the link.