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Euphemisms and the Modern Man

Euphemisms are funny things.

When I first met Miriam back in May last year I was often asked by friends of mine that hadn't met her (many, as we were kind of pre-occupied with each other) what she was like. Now words like "pretty", "funny" and such come to mind but they don't really describe her.. usually I replyied with a smile and said "Disarming".

Which is why I was amused by this exchange in Closer:

Jude(who is an obituary writer): Sometimes we put in some euphemisms for fun.
Natalie: Like what?
Jude: Hmm.. "He had a convivial personality."
Natalie: What's that?
Jude: He was an alchohilic.
Natalie: Ohhh. What others?
Jude: "Cherished their privacy", was secretly gay. "Enjoyed his privacy." Raging Queen!
Natalie: What's my euphemism?
Jude: *looks at her, a second too long* Disarming.
Natalie: That's not a euphemism.
Jude: Oh yes it is.

I think you can see why it applies...


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19th Jan, 2005 19:18 (UTC)
That was a good movie. Clive and Natalie deserve their golden globes:)
19th Jan, 2005 19:26 (UTC)
you are so sweet.

and yes....preoccupied...*shifty eyes* ;)
20th Jan, 2005 02:45 (UTC)
baha! I've been saying for years that she was secretly Natalie Portman!
20th Jan, 2005 07:02 (UTC)
*LOL* i remember that collage you did of me and her...the one that said "I KNOW YOUR SECRET!" do you still have it?? it was hella funny
20th Jan, 2005 07:09 (UTC)
bwahahahahahahahaha (click for large).

20th Jan, 2005 07:17 (UTC)
wow, i havent seen a lot of those pictures in 5 years ;)
20th Jan, 2005 07:26 (UTC)
Yeah, I like the one of you in the robe personally.
20th Jan, 2005 09:15 (UTC)
i was working out more then
20th Jan, 2005 07:50 (UTC)
seeee?!!! SEEE!!!

superficial differences, but its there!
20th Jan, 2005 09:21 (UTC)
her nose is cuter than mine ;)
25th Jan, 2005 08:26 (UTC)
Hey, didn't I take the one in the lower left corner? O.o
20th Jan, 2005 07:48 (UTC)
lol, yeah there is definatly a resemblence! I've said that to her before too :)
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