Saturday, September 26, 2009

What was that word again? from Lost Memory

Dear Word Snoop,
I had forgotten, what was 'kick the bucket' an example of? All I remember, unfortunately, was that whatever the example was of, it had to do with not directly saying it (in this case-died/dying).

Dear Lost Memory,

Well it's an example of a euphemism - a way of saying something without saying it, if you know what I mean. Like I guess if you couldn't remember something, you might say that you had a "senior moment" - although that only works if you are a senior in the first place!!

Hope that helps

happy word spying, from the Word Snoop

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