Talk:168: Reverse Euphemisms
It should probably be noted that 'dysphemism' is a real word. Though it usually applies to using derogatory terms as opposed to politically correct ones. 188.8.131.52 20:03, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
Why is this not a good example of a reverse euphemism? His kids are shit. The toilet bowl is basically a pool for shit. "Take a shit" translates directly to "Drop kids off at the pool". In a true euphemism, "pass away" translates directly to "died". The two seem similar.
One day I want to be able to really confuse someone by saying "we had to buy some more paint the other day because my dad died" 184.108.40.206 14:48, 28 January 2016 (UTC)Dream