Saturday, December 07, 2013

Euphemism

Words are used in such a namby pamby way nowadays! I was looking up a nursing home today which provides memory care. They don't care for your memories, or restore them. They take care of those who have lost their wits and cannot care for themselves. What they do is laudable and worth doing, so why hide behind a euphemism?
Why are personnel departments human resources? Is working in a personnel office something to be ashamed of?
What about school resource officers, known in the real world as cops?

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