September 29, 2008

Giveaway "Euphemania" 12/06 to 12/20 ENDED


EUPHEMANIA
OUR LOVE AFFAIR WITH EUPHEMISMS
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by RALPH KEYES

December 6th to December 20th

SYNOPSIS (from back of book): An entertaining look at euphemisms-where they come from, why we need them, and what they tell us about who we are.
  How did "die" become kick the bucket, "underwear" become unmentionables, and "having an affair" become hiking the Appalachian Trail? Originally used to avoid blasphemy and taboos and to make nice, euphemisms have become embedded in the fabric of our language. Euphemania traces the evolution of euphemisms from tools of the church to expressions of gentility to today's instrument of commercial, political, and postmodern doublespeak. As much social commentary as a book for word lovers, Euphemania is a lively and thought-provoking look at the power of words and our power over them.

THANKS TO BRIANNE AND THE TERRIFIC
PEOPLE AT THE HACHETTE BOOK GROUP
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I HAVE THREE (3) COPIES OF THIS
GREAT BOOK TO GIVE AWAY.
HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN
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*ALL COMMENTS TO BE SEPARATE*
AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
SO I CAN CONTACT YOU IF YOU WIN
*LEAVE COMMENT:  DO YOU HAVE
FAVORITE EUPHEMISM?*
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*U.S. AND CANADA RESIDENTS ONLY*
*NO P.O. BOXES*
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*GIVEAWAY ENDS ON DECEMBER 20th AT 6PM EST*
WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN BY RANDOM.ORG
AND NOTIFIED BY EMAIL AND WILL
HAVE 48 HOURS TO RESPOND OR
ANOTHER WINNER WILL BE CHOSEN 
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Giveaway copies are supplied and shipped to winners via publisher,
agent and/or author. This blog hosts the giveaway on behalf of the
above.  I received a copy of this book, at no charge to me,
in exchange for my honest review.  No items that I receive are
ever sold...they are kept by me, or given to family and/or friends.
Winner will be chosen via Random.Org.  Winners will be
notified via email.  Winners must respond with 48 hours
 (2 days).  I am not responsiblefor lost or damaged
products (books are shipped from agents).
I reserve the right to disqualify/delete any entries if
rules of giveaway are not followed.

19 comments:

Marjorie said...

The grass isn't always greener on the other side.

I love this book giveaway, it would sooo fun to read.

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I have requested to follow on facebook under Marjorie R.

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Tore said...

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I an email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

Tore said...

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Hott Books - Gina said...

That flies like a lead balloon...
Yeah, my pappy!
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Hott Books - Gina said...

I'm Public!

They kicked the bucket...

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Hott Books - Gina said...

I'm a Facebook Follower!!

Built for comfort not for speed

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Hott Books - Gina said...

I'm a twitter follower!!

That's a horse of a different color...


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Hott Books - Gina said...

I've got your button on my blog!

Not that's the real McCoy!

regina hott at gmail

Thanks! That was fun!!

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

My favorite euphemism is Throning :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!
1. Sitting on a throne.
2. Hanging out in the bathroom stall a little longer than is necessary (and often with a handheld communication device) simply because you've finally found a little peace and quiet.
http://scr.im/ladybugemail

Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Publicly following CMash Loves To Read with Google Friend Connect [Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug}]
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Facebook friend
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Cheryl F. {The Lucky Ladybug} said...

Following @CherylMash on Twitter
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Jan von Harz said...

I would definitely use this one in my classroom. Thanks for a chance to win it.

Definitely a follower.

vonharzj@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

Sounds like an intersting book.

Thanks for the chance

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I am a follower via GFC

sharon54220@gmail.com

sharon54220 said...

I have friended you on FB (Sharon Walling)

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