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Miss B
18-05-2004, 22:15
please
help me to find the synonyms in English for the following euphemisms (a few to each one) or at least tell me what they mean:
- law-enforcement officer
- undertaker
- collateral damage
- pro-choice
- person with a visual impairment
- substance abuser
no context

endlessly grateful to everyone who replies,
B.

am4rw
18-05-2004, 22:19
Originally posted by beauty
please
help me to find the synonyms in English for the following euphemisms (a few to each one) or at least tell me what they mean:
- law-enforcement officer
- undertaker
- collateral damage
- pro-choice
- person with a visual impairment
- substance abuser
no context

endlessly grateful to everyone who replies,
B.
- policeman, i.e. militia
- person who processes dead bodies and prepares them for funerals
- damage that happens to something other than the intended target, i.e. to an innocent bystander
- favors the right of a woman to have an abortion
- needs eye glasses or is blind, i.e. has trouble seeing
- drug or alcohol user

Poika
18-05-2004, 22:26
dictionary.com

Limitchik
18-05-2004, 22:39
- law-enforcement officer: Someone giving off a faint scent of bacon
- undertaker: Stiff-stuffer
- collateral damage: Oops ! Didn't notice that enormous hospital !
- pro-choice: Non-Catholic
- person with a visual impairment: Stevie Wonder
- substance abuser: What you have to be to decide to move to Russia