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Extreme patriotism, often expressed by an aggressive, warlike foreign policy. From a late C17th song about going to war with Russia: “We don’t want to fight, yet by Jingo! if we do, We’ve got the ships, we’ve got the men, and got the money too.” Euphemism for Jesus.

Word used in place of one more blunt or offensive e.g. “let go” for “fired.” From Greek “eu-“=good + “pheme”=speaking.

Slang for person skilled in technology but socially inept and introverted. From “nerts” < euphemism for “nuts”=crazy.

Word used in place of a more blunt or offensive one. e.g. “let go” for “fired.” From Greek “eu-“=good + “pheme”=speaking.

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