Social And Culture: The Use Of Euphemism

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Euphemism is defined as words that express more polite term in order to be inoffensive to people. People do not want to offend other people. Euphemism is a tool that “is embedded so deeply in our language that few of us, even those who pride themselves on being plain-spoken, ever get through a day without using them," (Rawson, 1981:1). All people need to use euphemism and cannot avoid it. Euphemism has been combined in their daily life. Euphemism is related to social and culture. It also has relationship with politeness. This term becomes an issue in our society. We cannot feel free from politeness because we live in society that always changes. It is like what Pesola said in his thesis (1999: 1) that “all languages use euphemism and euphemism itself has relationship with culture and society in which the language in question is spoken.” In this term, the euphemism is definitely used. The use of euphemism can be divided into two terms, such as replacing the taboo words and avoiding the inconvenient occasions. In replacing taboo words term, people should replace taboo words because those words can bring embarrassment. Ham (2005: 228) pointed that “euphemism becomes the needs in both emotional and social; it lets us to use the taboo words without enraging, outraging, or upsetting other people.” For instance, people prefer to say ‘adult entertainment’ become ‘pornography’. In avoiding inconvenient occasions, there is a time when the words are not taboo but it is better to use
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