Date: Tue, 25 Oct 1994 17:27:37 -0400 From: "Bethany Dumas, UTK" Subject: Euphemisms Roger Vanderveen raises several intersting issues in his series of Qs to me in response to my item about "that word in the south." I shall respond to them individually. First: can any word be a euphemism apart from being a euphemism in its context? That question would never have occurred to me, since I think that words always derive their meanings from the c contexts in which they occur. The word "conservative" cannot possibly be a euphemism, it seems to me, apart from the way it is being used ia a specific context. But I think that the same thing is true of any other content word.